On Saturday, students at Pennsbury High School held their 6th annual “Mini-THON,” inspired by Penn State’s “THON.”
From 12 to 8 p.m., students danced non-stop to raise money for Four Diamonds, an organization that supports cancer care and research. Four Diamonds uses its contributions to cover medical care for families.
“This is our sixth year doing it, and it just keeps getting better,” said Faculty Advisor Meaghan Cappelloni.
Cappelloni insists that the event was completely thought of and inspired by the students at Pennsbury High School. While Mini-THON happens all across the country, students at Pennsbury were eager to do their part. Six years later, the students were able to raise over $70,000.
“We’ve been working on stuff since May of last year, doing fundraisers throughout the spring, summer, and fall,” said junior overseer chair Carissa Van Veen. “We’re helping people at such a big level. I want to be a pediatrician, and it’s something I’m really passionate about. And I really love helping the kids.”
At the end of the night, the students revealed the total amount of money they raised after dancing for eight hours straight. Students, faculty, family members, and the community raised $72,879.99.
WBCB’s Sam Foxwell contributed to this post.