Published on July 24, 2019
Lititz, PA – Four Diamonds selected Mary Kate Oldham, a senior at Warwick High School, as a member of the 2019-2020 Mini-THONStudent Leadership Council. The Mini-THON Student Leadership Council provides feedback and shares ideas with the Four Diamonds staff throughout the school year to help improve the Mini-THON program. This role is given to students that excel in their local Mini-THON through leadership, fundraising and their commitment to community service. Mary Kate will serve as an advocate and leader for Four Diamonds, Mini-THON and more than 90,000 students who are on a mission to conquer childhood cancer. During the 2018-2019 school year, 268 schools participated in a Four Diamonds Mini-THON event to help conquer childhood cancer.
Mini-THONs are modeled after the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, or THON™, the world’s largest student-run philanthropy. Since 1993, Mini-THON has raised more than $36 million. The funds are used to drive the discovery of new and improved treatments for childhood cancer by supporting the work of more than 90 researchers at Penn State Children’s Hospital and Penn State College of Medicine. Four Diamonds also supports families by covering all medical expenses not paid for by insurance for every eligible child.
The past year Warwick’s UNITE for Mini-THON raised a total of $60,419.23 with the middle school Mini-THON bringing in $1,564.22. Throughout the course of the summer and school year, students participate in many different fundraisers and events as well as raising money themselves.