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Four Diamonds is so fortunate to have individuals, students, families, community members and corporate partners who are committed to fighting childhood cancer - we call them Team FTK® because everything we do is For The KidsTM

Team FTK® is a fundraising community that unites Four Diamonds supporters around the world in the quest to conquer childhood cancer. By joining Team FTK®, you are joining Four Diamonds in our mission to help every child survive and thrive. As a Partner In The FightTM, you are giving hope to children and families everywhere.

click here to JOIN TEAM FTK 

Penn State dance maraTHON

Led by students at The Pennsylvania State University, the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) is a year-long fundraising and awareness campaign in the fight against childhood cancer. This effort engages more than 16,500 students who are committed to one goal: conquering childhood cancer.

Since 1977, THON has raised $157 million to benefit Four Diamonds and our mission.To make a gift, visit


Individual and corporate Giving

  • Join Team FTK - Share your story to inspire others.
  • Start your fundraiser - Create your own unique fundraising initiative.
  • Organize a Community Fundraiser - This is a fun way to engage the community as we work to conquer childhood cancer!



By partnering with Four Diamonds on a cause-related marketing (CRM) or corporate giving program, we can help you reach your business goals while giving back to the community. Our staff will work with you to design, create and activate a custom program that fits your business needs and the needs of your costumers and employees. 

  • Ability to make a large collective impact on the children and families supported by Four Diamonds
  • Brand recognition through co-branding
  • Builds a positive image toward consumers
  • Employee engagement: Employees prefer working for companies that support local causes
  • Increased sales: Studies indicate that consumers will choose to shop at companies that support important charitable causes (*Cone Cause Marketing Research)
  • Icon or pin-up sales
  • Designating a portion of proceeds to Four Diamonds (quarterly, monthly, etc.).
  • Change collection or round up promotions
  • Retail product or service sales with proceeds benefitting Four Diamonds
  • Social media promotions



  • Employee Giving: Offering payroll deductions to your employees demonstrates that you care about them and their interests.
  • Event Sponsorship: Demonstrate your commitment to conquering childhood cancer by sponsoring a Four Diamonds event, including Conquer Run, Mini-THON® Leadership Summit and local Mini-THON® programs, and THON sponsorships are also available. 
  • Matching Gifts: Match your employees' contributions to Four Diamonds and demonstrate your support of employee charitable giving. 


Bequests and Other Planned Gifts through Legacy Giving

Gift planning offers you the chance to give to Four Diamonds now or after your lifetime, helping you align your charitable giving with your overall financial and estate plans. Many giving options even offer you financial benefits, allowing you to make the greatest impact on our mission while maintaining the future security of you and your loved ones. 

To learn more about how you can leave a legacy gift to Four Diamonds, please contact The Pennsylvania State University Gift Planning office who assists us with these types of gifts. 


Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds

Donating appreciated securities is an excellent way to support Four Diamonds. It may also provide you with significant tax benefits.

To learn more about donating stocks, bonds and mutual funds to Four Diamonds, please contact The Pennsylvania State University Gift Planning office who assists us with these types of gifts.




Matching gifts are a great way to maximize personal contributions to Four Diamonds and increase the impact of the gift. By taking advantage of your company's matching gift benefit, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of a contribution.

So how is your gift matched?

  • Four Diamonds receives our tax exempt status from the Pennsylvania State University. Our Tax ID # is 24-6000376.
  • Click here to see if your company has a matching gift program. 
  • If so, request a matching form from your company.
  • Complete and submit the form and return it to the company.
  • The company will then issue a matching gift contribution to Penn State.
  • Completed forms can be sent with your personal gift to:

The Pennsylvania State University

One Old Main

University Park, PA 16802

The Pennsylvania State University is classified as a government entity. As an Instrumentality of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania it is not required to apply for or have a 501(c)3 designation. 

The Pennsylvania State University is tax exempt under IRS regulations 170(c) and 170 (b)(1)(A)(ii) as explained in the letter provided by the University Attorney’s Office. Schools (and other Government Entities), Churches and/or religious organizations are not required to apply for tax exempt status (Form 1023) with the IRS. Therefore, they will never appear on the IRS Publication 78. If you are not familiar with this type of exemption please consult with your colleagues or tax managers.

Join Four Diamonds in the fight to conquer childhood cancer! 

The Conquer Run is a 5K run and fun walk through Hersheypark that benefits Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital. Runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels are welcome.

Four Diamonds is not hosting the Conquer Run in 2018. Stay tuned for an announcemnet about an exciting partnership, and follow Four Diamonds on Twitter for updates.


Volunteer with Four Diamonds

Contact Four Diamonds at for volunteer opportunities. 


VolunteeR at Penn State Children’s Hospital

To volunteer at Penn State Children’s Hospital, please contact Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Volunteer Services or apply here


In-Kind Gifts

In-kind gifts are a donation of goods or services, other than money, to a charitable organization.

Spending time in the hospital can be difficult for anyone, but it can be especially difficult for children and their families. All in-kind gifts to Penn State Children’s Hospital are managed by Child Life. Please contact Child Life at or call 717-531-8366 to discuss donation opportunities.

#PartnersInTheFight to conquer childhood cancer

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