Four Diamonds children Charlie Beecher and Katelyn Bernard

The mission of the Four Diamonds is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support, and innovative research.

Any Pennsylvania family with a child being treated for pediatric cancer at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital is eligible for Four Diamonds support.

Each year, Four Diamonds provides direct support to approximately 600 children with cancer - 100 who are newly diagnosed and 500 who are continuing their fight. Since it's creation in 1972, Four Diamonds has helped more than 3,300 children and families and supported a diverse platform of pediatric cancer research at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, seeking improved treatments and cures to benefit those around the world.

Its programs are made possible thanks to the generosity of corporate, community and individual donors, Mini-THONs, and THON.

Because of the community's steady and generous support, Four Diamonds has been able to assist 100% of the pediatric cancer patients who have been treated at Penn State Hershey.

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2014 Mini-THON Leadership Summit

Calling all students, school advisors and faculty! It's time to register for the 2014 Mini-THON Leadership Summit.

Join us for a day of leadership workshops, fundraiser training and best practices. REGISTER NOW

When:  Friday, August 8th 2014

Time:    8:00AM - 4:00PM

Where: Hershey Lodge located at 325 University Drive in Hershey, PA 17033

The annual Four Diamonds Mini-THON Leadership Summit provides an opportunity for students and advisors to network and share ideas with other Mini-THON schools while receiving training from qualified professionals.  Participants will hear from the Four Diamonds families they are supporting, and be inspired to continue the fight to conquer childhood cancer.

Who Can Attend:

Students, advisors and faculty from active Four Diamonds Mini-THON schools and prospective students, advisors and faculty who are interested in hosting their first Four Diamonds Mini-THON during the 2014-2015 school year.

Session Topics Include:

  • The Art of Fundraising     
  • The Leader in Me                             
  • Events that Rock                     
  • Getting the Word Out                     
  • Go for the Gold                     
  • Dive into Mini-THON               
  • Coach's Corner                               
  • Mini-THON from Start to Finish

To learn more, visit us online or contact Kristen Masengarb at or 717-531-6086.