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HHS Mini-THON 2017

posted Jan 14, 2017, 5:27 PM by Christopher Miller   [ updated Jan 14, 2017, 5:33 PM ]

HHS Mini-THON 2017 Written By Christopher Miller

        As the school year progresses, Hanover High School Student Council continues to prepare for the 12th annual Mini-THON. HHS Mini-THON is a part of the Penn State Dance Marathon (THON), which is the largest student-run philanthropy organization in the world, with all proceeds donated to the Four Diamonds Fund which supports the Penn State Hershey Medical Center to aid in fighting pediatric cancer. 

        At HHS, the past Mini-THONs have raised over $100,000 for pediatric cancer research. All of the money raised goes to The Four Diamonds Fund, which is a fund set up to lessen the financial burden on families with children in Penn State Hershey Medical Center with pediatric cancer. The Four Diamonds Fund also finances important pediatric cancer research in the hope of one day finding a cure. 

        To participate in the Mini-THON on March 3rd, students must donate a minimum amount to enter, and are encouraged to go above and beyond this amount. During the event, students remain on their feet for twelve hours and engage in a plethora of activities such as Zumba, dodgeball, console games, Minute to Win It, a scavenger hunt, trivia games, and team building. 

        As Chair of Mini-THON, Genevieve Moorhead takes charge of Mini-THON this year, with the theme, “Conquering Cancer Hand in Hand”. 

        This year, the goal is to raise $20,000, and the Student Council has been fervently working to make this goal a reality. Each member of the Student Council understands the importance of this undertaking, and has been going out of their way to contribute. Collectively, Student Council members have visited over 150 local businesses in order to obtain donations from the community. Canning at local sporting events has also been pursued to raise more donations.  In a later spirit week closer to Mini-THON, the districtwide Hat Day will create another opportunity to raise funds for Mini-THON. On top of that, a Mini-Mini-THON will be held allowing the whole HPSD family to be a part in this event. Finally, Student Council will be hosting a “Zumba-THON” on Wednesday, February 15th, from 6-8 PM. This event held in the Hanover High School gym, does not have a standard cost, but requires a donation for Mini-THON. 

        Mini-THON is a foremost priority at HPSD, and Student Council is working endlessly to be proactive and come up with new ideas to reach the goal of $20,000. Please consider donating, and being a part of this phenomenal organization. Together, we are #HPSDAwesome and will conquer childhood cancer together. 

Follow HHS Mini-THON via Facebook (HHS Mini-THON) and Twitter (@HHS_minithon).
In regards to questions about Mini-THON or making a donation, please contact:

Genevieve Moorhead
Mini-THON Chair

Jennifer Gomulka 
HHS Student Council Advisor