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What is Mini-Thon®?


Four Diamonds Mini-THON® is a K-12 opportunity for students to be empowered as leaders in the fight to conquer childhood cancer. Students gain work ready skills in communication, critical thinking and problem solving, while promoting teamwork, creativity and spirit within their schools.   

As a year-long fundraising effort, Mini-THON® is an excellent way for students to get involved in philanthropy and engage their school and local community. This effort culminates with a multi-hour, fun-filled event involving games, music, dancing, activities and more! 

Mini-THONs are modeled after the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THONTM) and have been making a difference in the lives of kids and families fighting pediatric cancer. With more than 90,000 student volunteers in over 265 schools, Mini-THONs are bringing hope to families in need and giving back to their community. During the 2018-19 school year, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and colleges raised more than $7.2 million for Four Diamonds. See how dollars raised by Mini-THON are making a difference in the lives of children fighting cancer by providing world-class medical care and life-saving research.

Complete the form below to start a Mini-THON today!

"I never realized the positive impact that hosting a Mini-THON® would have on our school community and the community at-large. Since its inception, there has been a dramatic increase in school spirit. Most importantly, our Mini-THON® has increased student leadership skills, allowing them to handle multiple aspects of philanthropy while selflessly working to raise both monetary funds and awareness for Four Diamonds."                                                                - John Gildea-Walker, former Mini-THON® advisor at Springfield High School 

How to Start A mini-thon®

Join the growing community of 90,000 students who are focused on one goal providing hope to children and families fighting childhood cancer. 

Four Diamonds is committed to helping you launch a successful Mini-THON at your school, and starting a Mini-THON is easy with these three steps!

Four Diamonds has many resources to make planning a Mini-THON easy. Four Diamonds provides training materials and step-by-step guides for making your Mini-THON a great success. To get started, reach out to our team using the form below.

Start a Mini-THON!

Hundreds of schools have started Mini-THONs - and you can too!  To get started, fill out the form below and we will be in contact with you shortly.

If your school already has a Mini-THON and you're ready to register, click here to find your event and start fundraising!

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Mini-THON® Partners with pasc

Four Diamonds Mini-THON® is the official charity partner of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils (PASC), and we are uniting in our shared goals of empowering students, developing leaders and inspiring acts of service.

To learn more, watch the video below or click here to read the full press release

Student Council leaders throughout Pennsylvania are invited to join this powerful movement to conquer childhood cancer. Here’s how students can make a difference:

  • Start a Four Diamonds Mini-THON at their school

  • Support an existing Mini-THON at their school or in the community

  • Raise awareness and fundraise for Mini-THON

To get started, contact Four Diamonds Mini-THON at 717-531-6086 or [email protected].


About the Mini-THON® Leadership Summit

The annual Four Diamonds Mini-THON Leadership Summit provides an opportunity for students and advisors to network and share ideas with other Mini-THON schools while receiving training from qualified professionals. This is a FREE event for current and prospective Mini-THON students and advisors!  

Thank you to our Event Sponsor, Mi Windows and Doors, for your continued support!

the 2020 Four diamonds mini-thon leadership summit is going virtual! 

join us august 7, and click here to register.





2019 Award Winners

Rising Diamond Award for a New School
Emily Weber, Pottstown High School

Rising Diamond Award for a Returning School
Emma Leister, Warwick High School

Excellence in Online Giving
Hempfield High School

Excellence in Faculty Participation
Manheim Township Middle School
Excellence in Leadership Development for a New School
Matty Busillo and Laura Douglas, Lamberton Middle School
Excellence in Leadership Development for a Returning School
Corrine Bauman, Camp Hill

Excellence in Student Body Participation
Bishop McDevitt High School

Excellence in Fundraising
Marple Newtown High School

Excellence in Social Media
Neshaminy High School


Donate To mini-thon®

To give a gift to Four Diamonds through Mini-THON, donate to a Mini-THON school or a student participant.
Search for a school or participant and make a secure online donation.

Find A mini-thon®

Thanks to all the schools that participated in Four Diamonds Mini-THONs during the 2018-2019 school year! Together, these 90,000 student volunteers and 265+ schools raised millions of dollars for Four Diamonds!

2018-2019 Mini-THON® Schools: 
  • Abington Senior High School
  • Academies at Hamilton
  • AIM Academy
  • Allen Middle School
  • Annville-Cleona High School
  • Avon Grove Charter School
  • Bala Cynwyd Middle School
  • Bald Eagle High School
  • Baldwin High School
  • Battlefield High School
  • Bear Creek Elementary School
  • Bellefonte Elementary School 
  • Bellefonte High School
  • Bellefonte Area Middle School
  • Bellwood Antis High School
  • Benchmark School
  • Bermudian Springs High School
  • Bethlehem Area School District - Freedom High School
  • Bethlehem Area School District - Liberty High School
  • Biglerville High School
  • Big Spring High School
  • Bishop McCort Catholic High School
  • Bishop McDevitt High School
  • Boiling Springs High School
  • Boyertown Area Senior High School
  • Bucks County Technical High School
  • Camp Hill Middle School
  • Camp Hill High School
  • Carlisle High School
  • Catoctin High School
  • Cedar Cliff High School
  • Cedar Crest High School
  • Cedar Crest Middle School
  • Central Bucks East High School
  • Central Bucks High School South
  • Central Bucks West High School
  • Central Dauphin East High School
  • Central Dauphin High School
  • Central Mountain Middle School
  • Central York High School
  • Chambersburg Area Senior High School
  • Charles O'Dewey Middle School
  • Chartiers Valley Middle School
  • Chartiers Valley High School
  • Chipperfield Elementary School
  • Cocalico Middle School
  • Columbia High School
  • Conemaugh Valley Jr./Sr. High School
  • Conestoga High School
  • Conestoga Valley High School
  • Conewago Valley Intermediate School
  • Conrad Weiser High School
  • Council Rock High School South
  • Crossroads Middle School
  • Cumberland Valley High School
  • Dallas High School
  • Dallastown Area Intermediate School
  • Dallastown High School
  • Dauphin County Technical School
  • Delone Catholic High School
  • Donegal High School
  • Donegal Intermediate School
  • Dover Area High School
  • East Hanover Elementary School
  • East Pennsboro High School
  • East Pennsboro Middle School
  • East Stroudsburg North High School
  • East Stroudsburg South Senior High School
  • Eastern Lebanon County High School
  • Eastern York High School 
  • Edgewood Elementary
  • Edina High School
  • Eisenhower Elementary School
  • Elizabeth Martin Elementary
  • Elizabethtown Area High School
  • Elizabethtown Area Middle School
  • Ephrata High School
  • Ephrata Intermediate/Middle School
  • Everett Area High School
  • Exeter Township Senior High School
  • Fairview Elementary School
  • Ferndale Area Elementary School
  • Fleetwood Area High School
  • Flora M. Singer Elementary School
  • Garden Spot High School
  • Garnet Valley High School
  • Gettysburg Area High School
  • Governor Mifflin Senior High School
  • Great Mills High School
  • Greensburg Salem High School
  • Greensburg Salem Middle School
  • Halifax Area High School
  • Hamilton Elementary School
  • Hanover High School
  • Harding Elementary School
  • Harrisburg Academy
  • Harriton High School
  • Hatboro-Horsham High School
  • Hempfield High School
  • Hershey High School
  • Hershey Middle School
  • Hill School
  • Hoover Elementary School
  • Imhotep Charter High School
  • Indian Crest Middle School
  • Indiana Area Senior High School
  • Interboro High School
  • J. P. McCaskey High School
  • John C Kunkel Elementary
  • Kennard-Dale High School
  • Kennett High School
  • Klinger Middle School
  • Lamberton Middle School
  • Lancaster Catholic High School
  • Lancaster Country Day School
  • Lancaster Mennonite School
  • Lehigh Valley Academy RCS
  • Lewisburg Area High School
  • Line Mountain Elementary School
  • Littlestown High School
  • Lower Dauphin High School
  • Lower Moreland High School
  • Lyall J Fink Elementary School
  • Manheim Central High School
  • Manheim Central Middle School
  • Manheim Township High School
  • Manheim Township Middle School
  • Maple Shade High School
  • Marian Walker Elementary School
  • Marple Newtown High School
  • Mars Area High School
  • Marstellar Middle School
  • Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School
  • Mechanicsburg Middle School
  • Mercer Middle School
  • Methacton High School
  • Meyersdale Area High School
  • Middle Paxton Elementary School
  • Middletown Area High School
  • Millville Jr./Sr. High School
  • Milton Hershey School
  • Minersville Area Jr/Sr High School
  • Montgomery Area Jr/Sr High School
  • Montgomery Elementary School
  • Morey Elementary School
  • Moshannon Valley Jr/Sr High School
  • Mount Lebanon High School
  • Mount Olive High School
  • Mount St. Joseph Academy
  • Nazareth Area High School
  • Neshaminy High School
  • New Cumberland Middle School
  • New Hope-Solebury High School
  • North Penn-Liberty Jr./Sr. High School
  • North Penn High School
  • North Pocono High School
  • Northampton Area High School
  • Northern High School
  • Northern Lebanon Middle School
  • Northern Lebanon High School
  • Northern Middle School
  • Northwest Area High School
  • Northwest Elementary School
  • Notre Dame High School
  • Octorara Senior High School
  • Our Lady of Mercy Regional Catholic School
  • Owen J. Roberts High School
  • PA Cyber Charter School - Harrisburg
  • PA Cyber Charter School - Pittsburgh
  • Palmerton Area High School
  • Palmyra Area High School
  • Palmyra Area Middle School
  • Patriot High School
  • Pen Argyl Area High School
  • Penncrest High School
  • Penn Manor High School
  • Penn Trafford High School
  • Pennbrook Middle School
  • Pennington School
  • Pennridge High School
  • Penns Valley Elementary School
  • Pennsbury High School
  • Perkiomen School 
  • Philadelphia Academy Charter School
  • Phillipsburg High School
  • Phillipsburg Middle School
  • Philipsburg-Osceola Middle School
  • Phoenixville Area High School
  • Pine-Richland High School
  • Pittston Area High School
  • Pleasant Valley Elementary School
  • Pleasant Valley High School
  • Pleasant Valley Intermediate School
  • Pleasant Valley Middle School
  • Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
  • Pocono Mountain East High School
  • Pottsgrove High School
  • Pottstown High School
  • Pottsville Area High School
  • Quakertown Community High School
  • Radnor Middle School
  • Reading Senior High School
  • Red Land High School
  • Red Lion Area High School
  • Red Lion Area Junior High School
  • Reidenbaugh Elementary School
  • Ridley High School
  • River Hill High School
  • Robert Reid Elementary School
  • Roxbury High School
  • Saint Basil Academy
  • Saint John Neumann Regional Academy
  • Sankofa Freedom Academy
  • Saucon Valley High School
  • Schuylkhill Haven Area Middle School
  • Schuylkill Valley High School
  • Selinsgrove High School
  • Shenandoah Valley Jr/Sr High School
  • Shipley School
  • Smithsburg High School
  • South Fayette High School
  • South Hanover Elementary School
  • South Western High School
  • South Williamsport Jr./Sr. High School
  • Southeast Elementary School
  • Southern Lehigh High School
  • Southwest Elementary School
  • Spring Grove High School
  • Springfield High School
  • St. Catherine Laboure School
  • State College Area High School
  • Stroudsburg High School
  • Stroudsburg Middle School
  • Susquehanna Township High School
  • Susquehannock High School
  • Susquenita High School
  • Trinity High School
  • Tulpehocken Jr/Sr High School
  • Tuscarora Jr High School
  • Twin Valley High School
  • Union Area High School
  • Unionville High School
  • Upper Dauphin High School
  • Upper Dublin High School
  • Upper Merion Area High School
  • Upper Moreland High School
  • Upper Perkiomen High School
  • Upper St Clair High School
  • Urbana High School
  • Valley Forge Elementary School
  • Valley Stream North High School
  • Wallenpaupack Area High School
  • Warwick High School
  • Welsh Valley Middle School
  • West Creek Hills Elementary School
  • West Hanover Elementary School
  • West Perry High School
  • West York Area High School
  • Westmont Hilltop Jr/Sr High School
  • Whitehall High School
  • Williamson Jr./Sr. High School
  • Wilson High School
  • Windber Area High School
  • Winters Mill High School
  • Wissahickon High School
  • Wyoming Area Secondary Center
  • Wyomissing Area Jr./Sr. High School
  • Yellow Breeches Middle School
  • York Catholic High School
  • York Country Day School
  • York County School of Technology
  • York Suburban High School

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