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EAHS announces Mini-THON and Community Hours Light of Hope Ceremony

Feb 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

February 23, 2015- Elizabethtown Area High School’s Mini-THON’s co-chairs, Anya Goldsmith and John Hernley, are pleased to announce that Elizabethtown Area High School is holding their fourth annual student-run Mini-THON on Friday Mar. 20 from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. the next morning. Mini-THON is a twelve-hour event patterned after Penn State’s THON in which approximately 350 high school student dancers will remain on their feet for the entire twelve hours. All of the money raised through the Elizabethtown Area High School Mini-THON will go to support the Four Diamonds, an organization dedicated to conquering childhood cancer.

The “Light of Hope” Lantern Ceremony, which closes the EAHS Mini-THON Community Hours, is one of the favorite activities every year among dancers, community members and guests. Paper lanterns with the names of cancer victims, survivors and fighters will line the school’s bus circle as we honor those who have fought cancer and survived or remember those who lost their battle to cancer.

This year’s “Light of Hope Lantern Ceremony will begin with the Yale University choir singing while dancers and community members circle around the lanterns. After the choir is finished singing, each name will be read. Each lantern is a reminder of how many lives have been touched by this disease.

The Elizabethtown Area High School Mini-THON committee invites community members to join us for this exciting event during community hours on Friday, Mar. 20 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. At the end of the community hours, community members and guests will be invited to join the student dancers for the Lantern Ceremony. Adults may enter during Community Hours for a donation of $5, students $3, and children 6 and under will be free. Four Diamonds Families are invited to attend as our honorary guests.

Lanterns can be purchased for $5 per lantern “In Memory” of those lost to cancer, “In Honor” of those still battling cancer, and “In Celebration” of those who have conquered cancer. A copy of the form to place an order for lanterns is available at All proceeds will benefit the Four Diamonds.

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