KHS to Host First Mini-THON

The Kennett High School Humanitarian Club will host its first Mini-THON on February 26, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. in support of the Four Diamonds Fund.

With 60 dedicated members, the Humanitarian Club is led by co-chairs, junior Austin Maxwell and senior Sean Connolly, and has been busy planning and fundraising. Junior Jackie Turner, member of the event planning committee, recently hosted a kick-off pep rally for the Mini-THON, inviting all of Kennett High School’s student body to get a preview of the exciting event to come.52

Kennett High School’s Mini-THON is an event where everyone is welcome to participate. All high school students are eligible to register as student-dancers or choose to participate by fundraising through DonorDrive. Community members can participate by volunteering to help chaperone the event, sharing their skills to help enhance the event, or by donating to the Four Diamonds Fund directly.

Modeled after the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON), Kennett High School’s Mini-THON will feature games, music, and student dancers promising a fun-filled and rewarding event for all ages. This multi-hour, completely student-led event has inspired teamwork, leadership, and creativity while empowering students through philanthropy and service in the fight to end childhood cancer.

“Pediatric cancer is the leading cause of death in children. The families affected face extreme medical costs. The assistance the Four Diamonds Fund provides is life changing. We are all inspired and dedicated to helping making a difference,” said Austin.

The Four Diamonds Fund was established to provide families financial assistance for children battling cancer at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. THON is a student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer.

To learn more about Kennett High School’s first Mini-THON, or to become a participant, interested readers should visit the event website,, or call the school at 610-444-6617.