Elizabethtown Area High School Gearing Up for 12-hour miniTHONMar 13th, 2012 | By Troy Portser | Category: Front Page, News
March 13, 2012— On March 23, 2012, Elizabethtown Area High School will hold its first-ever 12-hour dance miniTHON to support the Four Diamonds Fund. The dance marathon will run from 7 p.m. on Friday evening until 7 a.m. on Saturday morning. The event’s theme is “Lighting Up Lives.” The Four Diamonds fund’s mission is to conquer childhood cancer. Elizabethtown Area High School is a proud supporter of this cause as the Four Diamonds story originated in Elizabethtown with a former student, Chris Millard, who battled childhood cancer here at our school.
This exciting event is for all E-town high school students and will include music, dancing, speakers from the Four Diamonds Fund and Four Diamonds Families, entertainment from The Penn State Alumni Association-Lancaster County Chapter, student entertainment, games, and much more. Similar to THON (Penn State University), students will not be permitted to sit down during the twelve-hour miniTHON. The students are making a commitment to this cause in time, energy, and money and the students invite you to join them in this partnership with the Four Diamonds Fund. In order for students to take part in this fight for a cure dance marathon, students must collect $60 in pledges.
The event is not exclusive to the students however. Local residents can show their support by stopping by the event during Community Hours, which run from 8-11 p.m. on Friday evening. All members of the community are invited during this time ($5 per person donation suggested). The community can also get involved in the miniTHON by assisting the school reach its goal of raising $15,000 by making a pledge using the secure online pledge form located on this website (www.etownschools.org). All monetary donations raised for the Elizabethtown miniTHON will go straight to the Four Diamonds Fund. You can also become a community sponsor through a monetary donation or a donation of food product to help keep the students dancing throughout the evening. Current sponsors include Salon 40 & Company, American Legion Post 329, JG Ag Services, Purity Salon, Prudential Homesales, Elizabethtown Sporting Goods, Brandt’s Farm Supply, and CPRS Physical Therapy Elizabethtown.
For information on the miniTHON or how you can become involved, contact Judy Bentz or Zachariah Mussmon at Elizabethtown Area High School at 717-367-1533.