Participants must be current students at Central Dauphin East High School.
Welcome to the East High 4 Diamonds Page
This is the fourth year for the Four Diamonds Club and 2017 will be our 3rd Mini-THON. Many of you will know something about the Penn State THON held every year to raise funds to fight childhood cancer. Many high schools in Pennsylvania and particularly in our area have school organizations to help in that cause. Central Dauphin High School has been raising money for more than 20 years.
The Four Diamonds Fund is a charitable organization based out of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Its ultimate objective is to "conquer childhood cancer".
The fund was established in 1972 by Charles and Irma Millard following the death of their son Chris from pediatric cancer. The name refers to The Four Diamonds, a fantasy story written by Chris shortly before succumbing to the disease at the age of 14
The Four Diamonds Fund takes a three-pronged approach to this: medical care, financial and emotional support, and pediatric cancer research. Any child being treated for pediatric cancer at Penn State Hershey is eligible for support, and the fund's policy is to fully cover all medical costs not paid by insurance. Essentially, families never see a bill. Approximately 90 new families receive support each year.
These efforts are partially funded by the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON), an annual student-run philanthropy at Penn State. The fund leads several events for the families and contributors. Events, such as the Annual 5K Run/Fun Walk are held annually. THON is a major contributor to the organization and as of 2013 has raised more than $100 million for the fund since 1977. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Diamonds_Fund)
If you would like to be a part of this wonderful cause, register to dance at our Mini-THON. You will need to raise $30 and be willing to dance, dance, dance, to give kids with cancer a chance. The documents you will need to participate are under the Paperwork Necessary to Participate page of this website.