Pennridge MiniThon


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MiniTHON is a fundraising event for childhood cancer.

Pennridge High School hosts Mini-THON every year. Across the U.S., 90,000 students each year participate to help end childhood cancer. Mini-THON is part of an organization called Four Diamonds. Four Diamonds is an organization that raises money to find a cure for childhood cancer. They also assist children treated at Penn State Children’s Hospital through superior care, comprehensive support, and innovative research. Since its creation in 1972 they have helped over 4,000 families struggling with cancer.

Pennridge High School’s Mini-THON has many fun activities that they host during the event such as dancing, singing, and competitive games. It is safe to say that many students love going to Mini-THON because in the past six years it has raised over 246,000 dollars for children in need. Joey Donofrio, a student at Pennridge High School, was asked what made him want to participate in Mini-THON? “I have been involved in THON for the past three years, and this year I was fortunate to be the overall chair for the THON organization I am part of. As a freshman, I didn’t do much, and last year with covid there wasn’t much to do on THON weekend. Our organization was fortunate enough to get another dancer spot which they picked me to fill, and I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity.”  David Brown, a teacher at Pennridge, says he is glad they are having Mini Thon indoors this year, and he hopes they reach their goal of 35,000 dollars this year. He is excited to “return to something we did in the past that really brings people together.” Each year Pennridge raises thousands of dollars for a great cause this year is expected to be one of the most fun with new activities.