By now, the students at Methacton High School have already started dancing. No, it isn’t just because it is a beautiful Friday afternoon. Students are participating the school’s inaugural “Mini-THON” event. On Friday, March 14, from 2 to 10 p.m. the high school kids are earning funds through an eight-hour dance marathon that raises money and awareness for the Four Diamonds Fund.
“More than 500 Methacton High School students will be on their feet for eight hours taking part in the inaugural event,” said Angela Linch, Coordinator of Communications and Community Services for Methacton School District.
Linch said the students, much like the larger, Penn State University-based fundraiser, will dance to make money for children that need it.
“The Four Diamonds Fund is linked with [Penn State Milton S.] Hershey Medical Center and assists children and their families in the fight against pediatric cancer,” said Linch. “Proceeds from this event directly benefit this fund.” The center was voted U.S. News and World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospital’s list in five different specialties.
Members of the Methacton surrounding communities are also involved to get in on the fun.
“The community is invited to get an up close look at this student-run event from 6 to 8 p.m.,” said Linch.
The THON event will be held in the high school’s main gym, located at 1005 Kriebel Mill Road in Eagleville.
“There will be live music, guided walk-through tours, silent auctions, as well as time devoted to hearing the stories of Methacton’s Four Diamonds Families,” she said.
Community members may also choose to make financial donations to the nonprofit in order to assist children suffering from pediatric cancers.
If you are interested in contributing to this important and worthwhile cause, donations can be made through Methacton’s Donor Drive website here.
More information about Methacton’s Mini-THON can be found at the event’s page here.