Put on your dancing shoes Montco, the THON is almost here! You are are invited to come dance the day away in the name of charity at Wissahickon High School’s 1st annual Dance Marathon (Mini-THON), affiliated with the Four Diamonds Fund. Mini-THON is an event which raises money to aid families with children who are dealing with pediatric cancer. The event is at noon on Saturday, October 12th, 2013. At this charitable event, students will be on their feet for eight hours dancing and participating in a series of games and events. Mini-THON is centered on raising childhood cancer awareness. All proceeds go to the Four Diamonds Fund, an organization that works to assist families of childhood cancer and to initiate research for a cure.

If you’re already familiar with the cancer fundraising efforts that take place year around at Penn State, then you’ve probably heard about THON before. The 8 hour Dance Marathon which originated at Penn State University has given over $100 million to fund groundbreaking cancer research since it’s start, and it continues to inspire hearts and minds across Pennsylvania and it’s surrounding states. After experiencing the excitement of THON first hand, two local residents have decided to organize the Mini-THON that’s happening at Wissahickon High school this Saturday!
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Wissahickon High School students Spencer Vogel and Josh Waxman chose to organize the Mini-THON for their graduation project with a goal to raise money for The Four Diamonds Fund, benefiting children with pediatric cancer. The Mini-THONs, based on the Penn State Dance Marathon (THON) are held in over 100 high schools in and around PA. The overall goal is for The MINI-THON to be an annual event at Wissahickon High School, involving the whole Wissahickon community, building student leaders and of course, helping the kids.

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About Four Diamonds
The Four Diamonds Fund was founded in 1972 by Charles and Irma Millard in honor of their son, Christopher, who lost his battle with cancer at the age of 14. The Millards wanted to establish a program that would provide financial assistance for families whose children were being treated for cancer at Penn State’s Children’s Hospital. The proceeds from THON have helped lessen both the financial and emotional burdens of over 2,000 families struggling with the battle against pediatric cancer. Since its beginning, Penn State’s Dance Marathon (THON) has given over $100 million to fund groundbreaking cancer research. Click here to learn more about the Four Diamonds Foundation.

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Goal 
This year the hope is to raise over $15,000. With your help we can make Mini-THON a huge event that benefits many peoples’ lives. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Cindy Pronko at [email protected] Any donation, large or small, allows Four Diamonds to give children a second chance at life. 

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