Due to the unforeseen current situation, the future of this year’s Mini-THON is uncertain. Although our celebration may be postponed or cancelled, it is important to remember the true reason for THON. Keep up the donations and stay positive! This is the time when we see our community come together to contribute to an amazing cause! We will update you on the current circumstances as soon as we receive more information.
What is THON/Mini-THON?
Treatment for a child with cancer can be expensive and seemingly never-ending. To make matters worse, many treatment plans are not covered by insurance. The Four Diamonds Fund offsets any expenses that a family’s insurance will not cover, ensuring that the family never has to worry about a medical bill.The Fund also supports research to find a cure and an outstanding medical support team at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
The Four Diamonds Fund was established in 1972 by the parents of Christopher Millard, a pediatric cancer victim who, at the age of 14, wrote a story entitled “The Four Diamonds,” in which he described the Courage, Wisdom, Honesty, and Strength that kept him fighting until the very end.
With these four “diamonds” in mind, we THON in honor of Christopher and other children fighting the same battle. The battle is especially dear to us as we have two Bubblers of our own battling pediatric cancer and one in remission. The best way to ensure we do our part by raising money for The Fund. For The Kids! Hoorah!