August 29, 2014
Pediatric Cancer Survivor Captains WCU's Mini-THON
West Chester University's Corene Parrish was a Four Diamonds Child, one of many young people with cancer who have been treated at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. She and her family received support through the Four Diamonds Fund, which assists those with childhood cancer (and their families) and conducts research in pediatric cancer.
On Saturday, Sept. 6, Mini-THON captain, Parrish and more than 130 West Chester students are taking part in the 3-hour fundraiser on South Campus - field 315, across from the tennis courts, S parking lot. For WCU's Mini-THON, which is modeled after the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON), participants registered last spring and have been actively raising money throughout the summer. There will be a mix of "minute to win it" games and playground games plus music and food. All proceeds will go directly to the Four Diamonds Fund.
WCU is one of the few Pennsylvania universities registered to host a Mini-THON, and the only one in the Philadelphia region. The timing is perfect: September is national childhood cancer awareness month.
Four Diamonds has been able to assist 100 percent of the pediatric cancer patients who have been treated at Penn State Hershey.