The mission of the Four Diamonds is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support, and innovative research.
Any Pennsylvania family with a child being treated for pediatric cancer at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital is eligible for Four Diamonds support.
Since its creation in 1972, Four Diamonds has helped more than 3,300 children and families and supported a diverse platform of pediatric cancer research at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital; seeking improved treatments and cures to benefit those around the world.
Because of the community's steady and generous support, Four Diamonds has been able to assist 100% of the pediatric cancer patients who have been treated at Penn State Hershey.
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- Four Diamonds Mini-THONS
2012-2013 Four Diamonds Mini-THONS
There's Nothing 'Mini" About Us!
Mini-THONs are multi-hour, interactive, fun-filled events that are completely student-run.
Four Diamonds Mini-THONS are getting ready for another very exciting year! There could possibly be more than 100 middle school, high schools and several elementary school dancing for Diamonds. Please plan to stop by and show your support for the students who put many hours into planning these fun events.
Four Diamonds families are invited to attend and share their personal stories with the students. Please visit Four Diamonds and click on Mini-THONS to view the list of school participating in Four Diamonds Mini-THONS this year.
If you are interested in starting a Mini-THON at your school please call 717-531-6086 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together, we can make a difference!
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