Mini-THON®

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 161 schools, Mini-THONs are bringing hope to families in need and giving back to their community. During the 2020-2021 school year, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools raised more than $2.8 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!

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“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!

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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 MiniTHONinfo@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

    “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!

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    MINI-THON AWARDS®

    2021 AWARD WINNERS

    Rising Diamond Award for a New School
    Isabel Sluke, Morristown High School

    Rising Diamond Award for a Returning School
    Emma DeGuglielmo, Palmyra Area High School

    Excellence in Online Giving
    Boiling Springs High School

    Excellence in Faculty Participation
    Northern Middle School
    Excellence in Leadership Development for a New School
    Dan Chester, Colonia High School
    Excellence in Leadership Development for a Returning School
    Lisa Teixeira, Kennett High School 

    Excellence in Student Body Participation
    Unionville High School

    Excellence in Fundraising
    Upper Dublin High School

    Excellence in Social Media
    Northeastern High School

     

    FIND A MINI-THON®

    Thanks to all the schools that participated in Four Diamonds Mini-THONs during the 2020-2021 school year! Together, these 90,000 student volunteers and 161 schools raised millions of dollars for Four Diamonds!

    2020-2021 MINI-THON® SCHOOLS: 
    • Abington Senior High School
    • Academies of Loudoun
    • Academy Park High School
    • AIM Academy
    • Annville-Cleona High School
    • Baldwin High School
    • Battlefield High School
    • Bellefonte Area High School
    • Bellwood Antis High School
    • Benchmark School
    • Bethlehem Area School District – Freedom High School
    • Bethlehem Area School District – Liberty High School
    • Big Spring High School
    • Blue Mountain High School
    • Boiling Springs High School
    • Boyertown Area High School
    • Bucks County Technical High School
    • Camp Hill Middle School
    • Camp Hill High School
    • Cedar Cliff High School
    • Cedar Crest Middle School
    • Cedar Crest High School
    • Central Bucks High School West
    • Central Dauphin East High School
    • Central Dauphin High School
    • Central York High School
    • Chichester High 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
    • Cumberland Valley High School
    • Dallastown High School
    • East Hanover Elementary School
    • East Pennsboro High School
    • East Pennsboro Middle School
    • East Stroudsburg High School South
    • Eastern Lebanon County High School
    • Eastern York High School
    • Easton Area High School
    • Eisenhower Elementary School
    • Elizabethtown Area High School
    • Elizabethtown Area Middle School
    • Enloe High School
    • Ephrata High School
    • Ephrata Intermediate/Middle School
    • Exeter Township Senior High School
    • Fleetwood Area High School
    • Garnet Valley High School
    • Gettysburg Area High School
    • Governor Mifflin High School
    • Grayson School
    • Great Mills High School
    • Greensburg Salem High School
    • Greenwood High School
    • Halifax Area High School
    • Hanover High School
    • Hatboro-Horsham High School
    • Hempfield High School
    • Hershey High School
    • Hershey Middle School
    • Hill School
    • Hoover Elementary School
    • Hopewell Valley Central High School
    • Indiana Area Senior High School
    • Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
    • Kennard-Dale High School
    • Kennett High School
    • Lancaster Catholic High School
    • Lehigh Valley Academy
    • Lightridge High School
    • Littlestown Senior High School
    • Lower Dauphin High School
    • Lower Moreland High School
    • Lyall J Fink Elementary School
    • Mahanoy Area Jr/Sr High School
    • Manheim Central High School
    • Manheim Township High School
    • Manheim Township Middle School
    • Manor Elementary School
    • Maple Shade High School
    • Marion Walker Elementary School
    • Marple Newtown High School
    • Middletown Area High School
    • Mifflin County High School
    • Milton Hershey School
    • Montgomery Elementary School
    • Morristown High School
    • Mt. Lebanon High School
    • Neshaminy 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 High School
    • Northern Middle School
    • PA Cyber Charter School – Pittsburgh
    • Palmyra Area High School
    • Patriot High School
    • Pen Argyl High School
    • Penn Manor High School
    • Pennington School
    • Pennridge High School
    • Pennsbury High School
    • Perkiomen Valley High School 
    • Phillipsburg High School
    • Phillipsburg Elementary School
    • Phoenixville Area High School
    • Pine Richland High School
    • Pleasant Valley High School
    • Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
    • Pocono Mountain East High School
    • Pottsville Area High School
    • Quakertown Community High School
    • Radnor Middle School
    • Red Land High School
    • Red Lion Junior High School
    • Red Lion High School
    • Ridley High School
    • River Hill High School
    • Robert Reid Elementary School
    • Sankofa Freedom Academy
    • Saucon Valley High School
    • Schuylkill Valley High School
    • Schuylkhill Haven Middle School
    • Shenandoah Valley Jr/Sr High School
    • South Fayette High School
    • South Park High School
    • South Western High School
    • South Williamsport Jr./Sr. High School
    • Southern Lehigh High School
    • Southwest Elementary School
    • Springfield High School
    • St. Catherine Laboure School
    • State College Area High School
    • Strath Haven High School
    • Stroudsburg High School
    • Stroudsburg Middle School
    • Susquehanna Township High School
    • Trinity High School
    • Tulpehocken Jr/Sr High School
    • Twin Valley High School
    • Union Area High School
    • Unionville High School
    • Upper Dublin High School
    • Upper Merion Area High School
    • Upper Moreland High School
    • Warwick High School
    • Welsh Valley Middle School
    • W.G. Rice Elementary School
    • Whitehall High School
    • Wilson High School
    • Wissahickon High School
    • Woodbridge Senior High School
    • Wyomissing Area Jr./Sr. High School
    • York Catholic High School
    • York County School of Technology
    • York Suburban High School

    Click here to search for upcoming Mini-THON ® events.

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