Annual Mini-THON Goes Virtual

Pottstown High School’s 2nd Annual in person Mini-THON to raise money with Four Diamonds to conquer childhood cancer was sidetracked when the event scheduled for March 13, 2020, only one day after Gov. Tom Wolf ordered the Stay-at-Home directive put it on hold.

Student leaders Emily Weber, Alex Olvera, Faith Roach, Mackenzie Moser, and Jayniana Williams were not about to let a pandemic quarantine stop their efforts to help those in need. They went virtual with an 8-hour long dance marathon full of games, activities, music. Over 50 high school students signed up to participate in the Mini-THON.

Top fundraisers were Faith and Jayden Roach with a total of $800! Part of a year long effort which included a Powderpuff Football game, restaurant night, and bake sales they raised $6,783.85 .All money raised is donated to Four Diamond who funds family care, specialty care providers, and cancer research to children and families battling any form of childhood cancer.

Student organizer Emily Weber speaking for the students and sponsor high school teacher Vickie McShea said ,we are proud of PHS students who are so willing to give of themselves to help those in need. We may never meet any of them but we will have helped make their world a better place to live in. We at PHS are proud partners in the fight with Four Diamonds.

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