February 17 @ 1:35 pm - 2:35 pm
THON is a student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. Our mission is to provide emotional and financial support, spread awareness and ensure funding for critical research ― all in pursuit of a cure. Our yearlong efforts culminate in a 46 hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon each February, encompassing more than 16,000 student volunteers and 700 student dancers, raising money for our sole beneficiary, Four Diamonds at Hershey Medical Center! By providing singers, dancers, mascots, as well as a variety of other entertainment acts, THON Weekend provides an emotional escape for the Four Diamonds children and families experiencing pain that no one should ever have to endure.
95% of all funds raised through THON are donated directly to the Four Diamonds! These donations cover medical bills that insurance doesn’t cover, support research and world class specialists, provide music therapy, as well as much, much more. Hundreds of families from the Four Diamonds meet one another for the first time and build lifelong connections and friendships during THON Weekend. THON provides a safe haven for the Four Diamonds Children as they have the opportunity to forget about cancer and chemotherapy and have the ability to just be a kid again! The children are able to meet student athletes, blow bubbles with student dancers, and soak student volunteers with water guns.
To Donate: https://www.fourdiamonds.org/