Plymouth Whitemarsh High School's Mini-THON raised more than $26,000

by Liza Smaliak, PWHS sophomore

seven students making diamond shapes with their fingers


Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) held its second annual Mini-THON on March 23. In the months leading up to the event, students canned at football games and participated in fundraisers to raise money, each time coming one dollar closer to conquering childhood cancer.

The day itself was a huge success. After twelve hours, PWHS was proud to announce that a grand total of $26,207.37 had been raised — all for the kids.

"Mini-THON is a life changing experience," said Ava Rosen, PWHS senior and one of the committee heads. "The people I've worked with are some of the best people I've ever met, and I'm so grateful for Mini-THON bringing me so much closer to them. My high school experience would not be complete if it weren't for this event, and I can not thank everyone enough for being so awesome and dedicated to fighting for this cause."

Mini-THON is modeled after Penn State's THON fundraiser and, like THON, supports pediatric cancer research and family support at Penn State's Children's Hospital through the Four Diamonds organization.