April 17th, 2019
On April 13th Hatboro-Horsham High School held their third annual Mini-THON. Mini- THON is apart of Penn State Dance Marathon where students raise money for pediatric cancer. All proceeds go to the Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
Penn States Dance Marathon is a 48-hour event where students dance for a cure. THON is a student-run philanthropy to help enhance the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer.
Mini-THONs are modeled after Penn States Dance Marathon and are geared more towards high schools, middle schools, and even elementary schools. At Hatboro-Horsham High School Mini-THON started three years ago when a student was so passionate about the cause and wanted to bring it to HH. Student Council took on the project and got to work. Over the past three years, student participation and fundraising money have grown.
To be apart of Mini-THON students can either apply to be a part of student council or get involved by signing up on DonorDrive to Fundraise for the event. In order to attend the event students must raise at least $50.00. Several fundraisers are held throughout the Spring semester like Wing Bowl, Teacher Tape, and food fundraisers to help raise funds even more for the night.
On the night of Mini-THON HH students attend the event for 6 hours and every hour starts with a line dance and a new activity. During the last hour of the night, a glow in the dark dance party breaks out. This year $25,647.36 dollars were raised! Next years goal will be $30,000.
For more information about Mini-THON or to even start a Mini-THON at your school head to Four Diamonds website.