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 294 schools, Mini-THONs are bringing hope to families in need and giving back to their community. During the 2019-2020 school year, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and colleges raised more than $5.7 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. 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].

"The partnership between Four Diamonds and PASC benefits students individually and collectively. By bringing together unique knowledge and experience from both organizations, we can expand our impact to a broader population and empower students in more ways." - Jeff, Mini-THON advisor


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!

four diamonds' virtual mini-thon leadership summit will be held friday, august 6, 2021 - register today!




2020 Award Winners

Rising Diamond Award for a New School
Lyla van Hoven, Easton High School

Rising Diamond Award for a Returning School
Lindsey Schmidt, Wissahickon High School

Excellence in Online Giving
Manheim Central Middle School

Excellence in Faculty Participation
Dallastown High School
Excellence in Leadership Development for a New School
Caroline Hecht, South Park High School
Excellence in Leadership Development for a Returning School
Steve Whiteley, York Suburban High School 

Excellence in Student Body Participation
Lower Moreland High School

Excellence in Fundraising
Bellwood Antis High School

Excellence in Social Media
Avon Grove Charter 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 2019-2020 school year! Together, these 90,000 student volunteers and 294 schools raised millions of dollars for Four Diamonds!

2019-2020 Mini-THON® Schools: 
  • Abington Senior High School
  • Academy Park High School
  • AIM Academy
  • Allen Middle School
  • Annville-Cleona Middle School
  • Annville-Cleona High School
  • Archbishop Ryan High School
  • Avon Grove Charter School
  • Bala Cynwyd Middle School
  • Bald Eagle Area High School
  • Baldwin High School
  • Battlefield High School
  • Bear Creek School
  • Bellefonte Area High School
  • Bellefonte Area Middle School
  • Bellefonte Elementary School 
  • Bellwood Antis High School
  • Benchmark School
  • Berg Middle 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
  • Blind Brook High School
  • Blue Mountain High School
  • Boiling Springs High School
  • Boyertown Area High School
  • Brandywine Heights High School
  • Bucks County Technical High School
  • Camp Hill Middle School
  • Camp Hill High School
  • Carlisle High School
  • Carolina Forest High School
  • Cedar Cliff High School
  • Cedar Crest High School
  • Cedar Crest Middle School
  • Central Bucks High School East
  • Central Bucks High School South
  • Central Bucks High School West
  • Central Dauphin East High School
  • Central Dauphin High School
  • Central Mountain Middle School
  • Central Peel Secondary School
  • Central York High School
  • Chartiers Valley High School
  • Chichester High School
  • Chipperfield Elementary School
  • Colonia High School
  • Columbia High School
  • Conestoga High School
  • Conestoga Valley High School
  • Conewago Valley Intermediate School
  • Conrad Weiser High School
  • Cowanesque Valley High School
  • Crossroads Middle School
  • Cumberland Valley High School
  • Dallas High School
  • Damascus High School
  • Dauphin County Technical School
  • Delone Catholic High School
  • Donegal High School
  • Donegal Intermediate School
  • Drums Elementary/Middle School
  • East Hanover Elementary School
  • East Pennsboro High School
  • East Pennsboro Middle School
  • East Stroudsburg High School North
  • East Stroudsburg High School South
  • Eastern Lebanon County High School
  • Easton Area High School 
  • Edgewood Elementary School
  • Eisenhower Elementary School
  • Elizabethtown Area High School
  • Elizabethtown Area Middle School
  • Enloe High School
  • Ephrata High School
  • Ephrata Intermediate/Middle School
  • Escuela Internacional Sampedrana
  • Exeter Township Senior High School
  • Fairview Elementary School
  • Fleetwood Area High School
  • Fleetwood Area Middle School
  • Flora M. Singer Elementary 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
  • Greenville Jr/Sr High School
  • Greenwood High School
  • Halifax Area High School
  • Hamilton Elementary School
  • Hanover High School
  • Harrisburg Academy
  • Harriton High School
  • Harry S. Truman High School
  • Hatboro-Horsham High School
  • Haverford High School
  • Hempfield High School
  • Hershey High School
  • Hershey Middle School
  • Hill School
  • Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School
  • Hoover Elementary School
  • Hopewell Valley Central High School
  • Imhotep Charter High School
  • Indiana Area Senior High School
  • J. P. McCaskey High School
  • Jim Thorpe Area High School
  • John Champe High School
  • Juniata High School
  • Kennard-Dale High School
  • Kennett High School
  • Lampeter-Strasburg High School
  • Lancaster Catholic High School
  • Lancaster Country Day School
  • Lawrence High School
  • Lehigh Valley Academy
  • Lewisburg Area High School
  • Liberty High School
  • Line Mountain Elementary School
  • Line Mountain High School
  • Littlestown Senior High School
  • Long Beach High School
  • Lower Dauphin High School
  • Lower Moreland High School
  • Lyall J Fink Elementary School
  • Mahanoy Area Jr/Sr High School
  • Makefield Elementary School
  • Manheim Central High School
  • Manheim Central Middle School
  • Manheim Township High School
  • Manheim Township Middle School
  • Maple Shade High School
  • Marian Catholic High School
  • Marion Walker Elementary School
  • Marple Newtown High School
  • Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center
  • Mastery Charter Schools Thomas Campus
  • Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School
  • Mechanicsburg Middle School
  • Medford Vocational High School
  • Methacton High School
  • Meyersdale Area High School
  • Middle Paxton Elementary School
  • Middletown Area High School
  • Mifflin County High School
  • Mifflinburg High School
  • Millersburg High School
  • Millville Jr./Sr. High School
  • Milton Hershey School
  • Montgomery Area Jr/Sr High School
  • Montgomery Elementary School
  • Montour High School
  • Montoursville Area High School
  • Moravian Academy
  • Morey Elementary School
  • Mountain View Jr/Sr High School
  • Mt. Lebanon High School
  • Nazareth Area High School
  • Neshaminy High School
  • New Cumberland Middle School
  • New Hope-Solebury High School
  • Norristown Area High School
  • North Penn High School
  • North Penn Liberty High School
  • North Pocono High School
  • Northampton Area High School
  • Northeastern High School
  • Northern High School
  • Northern Lebanon Middle School
  • Northern Lebanon High School
  • Northern Middle School
  • Northwest Area High School
  • Notre Dame High School
  • Nutley High School
  • Octorara High School
  • Oley Valley High School
  • Our Lady of Mercy Regional Catholic School
  • Owen J. Roberts High School
  • PA Cyber Charter School - Harrisburg
  • PA Cyber Charter School - Pittsburgh
  • Palmyra Area High School
  • Palmyra Area Middle School
  • Parkland High School
  • Patriot High School
  • Pen Argyl High School
  • Penn Manor High School
  • Penn Valley Elementary School
  • Pennbrook Middle School
  • Penncrest High School
  • Pennfield Middle School
  • Pennington School
  • Pennridge High School
  • Pennridge North Middle School
  • Penns Valley Area High School
  • Penns Valley Elementary/Intermediate School
  • Pennsbury High School
  • Perkiomen Valley High School 
  • Philadelphia Academy Charter High
  • 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 High School
  • Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
  • Pocono Mountain East High School
  • Pottsgrove High School
  • Pottstown High School
  • Pottsville Area High School
  • Prospect High School
  • Quakertown Community High School
  • Radnor Middle School
  • Reading Senior High School
  • Red Land High School
  • Red Lion Area Junior High School
  • Red Lion Area Senior High School
  • Ridgewood High School
  • Ridley High School
  • Robert Reid Elementary School
  • Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy
  • Sankofa Freedom Academy
  • Saucon Valley High School
  • Schuylkill Valley High School
  • Schuylkhill Haven Middle School
  • Selinsgrove High School
  • Shamokin Area School District
  • Shenandoah Valley Jr/Sr High School
  • Shipley School
  • Smithsburg High School
  • South Fayette High School
  • South Hanover Elementary School
  • South Park High School
  • South Western High School
  • South Williamsport Jr./Sr. High School
  • Southern Fulton High School
  • Southern Lehigh High School
  • Southwest Elementary School
  • Spring Grove High School
  • Springfield High School
  • St. Catherine Laboure School
  • St. Mary's Area Middle School
  • State College Area High School
  • Stone Bridge High School
  • Strath Haven High School
  • Stroudsburg High School
  • Stroudsburg Middle School
  • Susquehanna Community High School
  • Susquehanna Township High School
  • Susquehannock High School
  • Susquenita High School
  • Thomas Jefferson High School
  • Trinity High School
  • Troy Area Senior High School
  • Tulpehocken Jr/Sr High School
  • Twin Valley High School
  • Union Area High School
  • Unionville High School
  • Upper Dauphin High School
  • Upper Dauphin Middle School
  • Upper Dublin High School
  • Upper Merion Area High School
  • Upper Moreland High School
  • Upper Perkiomen 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 Hanover Elementary School
  • West Perry High School
  • West York Area High School
  • Westmont Hilltop Jr/Sr High School
  • W.G. Rice Elementary School
  • Whitehall High School
  • Williamson Jr./Sr. High School
  • Wilson High School
  • Winters Mill High School
  • Wissahickon High School
  • Woodbridge Senior 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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