MiniTHON raises more than $41,000 to fight childhood cancer

Thank you, Penn Manor students, staff, community members and businesses for making the 2019 Penn Manor MiniTHON such a success!

The fundraising drive and dance marathon, which ran from Friday night to Saturday morning, raised $41,207 — far exceeding the goal of $30,000 and last year’s total of $26,694.

The money will go to Four Diamonds, an organization that provides support to pediatric cancer patients and their families.

In addition to dancing, MiniTHON activities included Zumba, karaoke, a “man pageant,” dodgeball and basketball tournaments, sumo wrestling, multicultural foods, games and refreshments. The event featured a Hawaiian theme.

Two speakers whose families have utilized Four Diamonds services, also addressed participants.

MiniTHON funds were raised earlier this school year via dodgeball and basketball tournaments, restaurant fundraisers, a pancake breakfast, student dance, T-shirt sales, a car wash and other activities. Students also solicited donations from area businesses.

Thanks again to everyone who supported this worthwhile cause. #FTK!