Up all night for a good cause
● By J. Chambless
Students at Unionville High School hold up the tally of funds raised at the Mini-Thon event.
Unionville High School students were up
all night from April 14 to the morning of April 15 to raise money for
Four Diamondsand help conquer childhood cancer. This was the third
year that Unionville has been involved in the Mini-Thon cause. Teams
of students raised just over $14,000 in each of the first two years,
and the goal of $20,000 this year was topped by a final total of
About 200 students attended the 12-hour event and enjoyed Zumba sessions, a hip-hop performance and class from Beat Addikts United Performance Team, dodgeball and three-on-three basketball tournaments, open mic night, a DJ, trivia, X-box room, yoga, and a hypnotist show featuring Marsal Manlove of Newark.
The mission of Four Diamonds is to help children treated at Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center and their families. Each year, Four Diamonds provides direct support to about 600 children with cancer.