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What is Mini-Thon®?


Mini-THONs are fun events that empower students to put their leadership skills into action as we work together to conquer childhood cancer.

Four Diamonds Mini-THONs are interactive events for students of all ages that inspire teamwork, leadership and creativity, while empowering youth and young adults through philanthropy and community service in the fight to conquer childhood cancer. Mini-THONs are modeled after the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) and have been making a difference in the lives of childhood cancer patients and their families since 1993. 

With more than 90,000 student volunteers and 283 schools in eight states (and counting!), Mini-THONs are bringing hope to families in need and giving back to their community. During the 2017-18 school year, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and colleges raised more than $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. 

"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, teacher and Mini-THON® advisor at Springfield High School 

How to Start A mini-thon®

Join the growing community of 90,000 students across the country 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 717-531-1370 or


About the Mini-THON® Leadership Summit

Register for the 2019 Mini-THON Leadership Summit on Friday, August 9!

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!

click here to Read about the success of the 2018 Mini-THON Leadership Summit and watch below.


2018 Award Winners

Rising Diamond Award for a New School
Michael McNicholas, Radnor Middle School

Rising Diamond Award for a Returning School
Lauren Pavlechko, Lewisburg High School

Excellence in DonorDrive
Mount Saint Joseph Academy

Excellence in Faculty Participation
East Pennsboro High School
Excellence in Leadership Development for a New School
Mary Beth Starkey and Lauren Maula, Battlefield High School
Excellence in Leadership Development for a Returning School
Doug Knepp, Palmyra Middle School

Excellence in Student Body Participation
Trinity High School

Excellence in Fundraising
Cedar Cliff High School

Excellence in Social Media
South Western 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 2017-2018 school year! Together, these 90,000 student volunteers and 283 schools raised $7 million for Four Diamonds!

2017-2018 Mini-THON® Schools: 
  • Abington Senior High School
  • AIM Academy
  • Allen Middle School
  • Annville-Cleona High School
  • Annville-Cleona Middle School
  • Archbishop Wood High School
  • Back Mountain Dance Studio
  • Bald Eagle High School
  • Battlefield High School
  • Bear Creek 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
  • Bethlehem Catholic High School
  • Biglerville High School
  • Bishop McCort Catholic High School
  • Blue Mountain High School
  • Boiling Springs High School
  • Boyertown Area Senior High School
  • Boy's Latin School of Maryland
  • Brandywine Heights High School
  • Bucks County Technical High School
  • Calvary Lutheran Preschool
  • Camp Hill High School
  • Canterbury School
  • Cardinal O'Hara 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 PA Nebula Performing Arts Company
  • Central York High School
  • Chambersburg Area Senior High School
  • Chartiers Valley Middle School
  • Chipperfield Elementary School
  • Cocalico Middle School
  • Cocalico High School
  • Columbia High School
  • Conemaugh Valley Jr./Sr. High School
  • Conestoga High School
  • Conestoga Valley High School
  • Conewago Valley Intermediate School
  • Conwell-Egan Catholic School
  • Crossroads Middle School
  • Cumberland Valley High School
  • Dallas High School
  • Dallastown Area Intermediate School
  • Dallastown High School
  • Dauphin County Technical School
  • Davenport Ridge Elementary School
  • Delone Catholic High School
  • DeSales University
  • Discovery Kids Childcare Center
  • Donegal High School
  • Donegal Intermediate School
  • Downingtown East High School
  • Duquesne University
  • East Hanover Elementary School
  • East Juniata High 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 University
  • Edina High School
  • Eisenhower Elementary School
  • Elizabethtown Area High School
  • Elizabethtown Area Middle School
  • Ephrata High School
  • Ephrata Intermediate/Middle School
  • ER Martin School
  • Everett Area High School
  • Exeter Township Senior High School
  • Fairview Elementary School
  • Fleetwood Area High School
  • Garnet Valley High School
  • Gateway High School
  • Gettysburg Area High School
  • Gould Academy
  • Governor Mifflin Senior High School
  • Great Mills High School
  • Greensburg Salem High School
  • Greensburg Salem Middle School
  • Greenwood School District
  • Halifax Area High School
  • Hamilton Elementary School
  • Hampton High School
  • Hanover High School
  • Harding Elementary School
  • Harriton High School
  • Hatboro-Horsham High School
  • Hempfield High School
  • Henry Houck Elementary School
  • Hershey High School
  • Hershey Middle School
  • Hill School
  • Holy Cross High School
  • Holy Family University
  • Holy Rosary Regional Catholic School
  • Hoover Elementary School
  • Immaculate Conception Parish
  • Indiana Area Senior High School
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Interboro High School
  • J. P. McCaskey High School
  • John C Kunkel Elementary
  • Kennard-Dale High School
  • Kennett High School
  • Klinger Middle School
  • Kutztown Area High School
  • Lampeter-Strasburg High School
  • Lancaster Bible College
  • Lancaster Catholic High School
  • Lancaster Country Day School
  • Lancaster Mennonite School
  • Lebanon High School
  • Lebanon Middle School
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • Lehigh Valley Academy RCS
  • Lewisburg Area High School
  • Littlestown High School
  • Lower Dauphin High School
  • Lower Moreland High School
  • Lyall J Fink Elementary School
  • Lycoming College
  • Manheim Central High School
  • Manheim Central Middle School
  • Manheim Township High School
  • Manheim Township Middle School
  • Marian Walker Elementary School
  • Marple Newtown High School
  • Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School
  • Mechanicsburg Middle School
  • Mercer Middle School
  • Methacton High School
  • Meyersdale Area High School
  • Middletown Area High School
  • Millersville University
  • Millville Jr./Sr. High School
  • Milton Area High School
  • Milton Hershey School
  • Bonner and Prendergast High School
  • Montclair High School
  • Montessori Country Day School
  • Montgomery Elementary School
  • Montoursville Area High School
  • Moravian Academy Upper School
  • Mount St. Joseph Academy
  • Mountain View Jr./Sr. High School
  • Nazareth Area High School
  • Neshaminy High School
  • Neumann Goretti 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
  • Northeastern High School
  • Northern High School
  • Northern Lebanon High School
  • Northern Middle School
  • Northwest Area High School
  • Northwest Elementary School
  • Notre Dame High School
  • Octorara Senior High School
  • Odyssey Charter Jr/Sr High School
  • Our Lady of Mercy Regional Catholic School
  • Owen J. Roberts High School
  • Palmyra Area High School
  • Palmyra Area Middle School
  • Parkland High School
  • Pen Argyl Area 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
  • 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 Elementary School
  • Pleasant Valley High School
  • Pleasant Valley Intermediate School
  • Pleasant Valley Middle School
  • Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
  • Pocono Mountain East High School
  • Pope John Paul II High School
  • Port Richmond High School
  • Pottsgrove 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
  • Robert Reid Elementary School
  • Roberto Clemente Elementary Charter School
  • Roxbury High School
  • Saint Basil Academy
  • Saint John Neumann Regional Academy
  • Saints Peter and Paul School
  • Sandy Run Middle School
  • Saucon Valley High School
  • Schuylkhill Haven Area Middle School
  • Schuylkill Valley High School
  • Selinsgrove High School
  • Shippensburg University
  • Solanco High School
  • South Fayette High School
  • South Hanover Elementary School
  • South Western High School
  • South Williamsport Jr./Sr. High School
  • Southeast Elementary School
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • Southwest Elementary School
  • Spring Grove High School
  • Springfield High School
  • Springfield Township High School
  • Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
  • St. Catherine Laboure School
  • St. Joseph Elementary School
  • State College Area High School
  • Stroudsburg High School
  • Stroudsburg Middle School
  • Susquehanna Township High School
  • Susquenita High School
  • Thomas Jefferson High School
  • Trailside Middle School
  • Trinity High School
  • Tunkhannock Area 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
  • Ursinus College
  • Valley Forge Elementary School
  • Villa Joseph Marie High School
  • Wallenpaupack Area High School
  • Warrior Run Middle School
  • Warwick High School
  • Wellsboro Area High School
  • West Creek Hills Elementary School
  • West Hanover Elementary School
  • West Perry High School
  • Westmont Hilltop Jr/Sr High School
  • Whitehall High School
  • Williamson Jr./Sr. High School
  • Williamsport High School
  • Wilson High School
  • Windber Area High School
  • Wyoming Area Secondary Center
  • Wyomissing Area Jr./Sr. High School
  • Yellow Breeches Middle School
  • York Catholic High School
  • York County School of Technology
  • York Suburban High School

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