AUGUST 10, 2021
Unionville High School honored for success through Four Diamonds Mini-THON®
UTHON awarded at the 2021 Mini-THON® Leadership Summit
[Kennett Square, Pennsylvania] – Four Diamonds Mini-THON® recognized Unionville High School at the 2021 Mini-THON Leadership Summit on August 6, for being selected as the recipient of the 2021 Mini-THON Award for Excellence in Student Body Participation. This award honors a school that improved school spirit and promoted school unity by bringing together students from diverse backgrounds and interests to participate in Mini-THON.
Unionville High School joined more than 500 student leaders and advisors for the annual Four Diamonds Mini-THON Leadership Summit, which was a virtual event this year, to share best practices and ideas, celebrate successes, and inspire each other to continue the fight to conquer childhood cancer.
During the 2020-2021 school year, 161 schools teamed up with Four Diamonds Mini-THON to raise more than $2.8 million to help conquer childhood cancer.
This is Unionville High School’s 6th year participating in Mini-THON, overall raising an impressive total of $236,228.14 for the fight against pediatric cancer.
It has been my honor to guide our students in their endeavors for UTHON,” states Faith Dilworth, Unionville Mini-THON Advisor, “It really is a leadership development program, cultivating students' skills in effectively leading peer groups, philanthropy, and event planning. Watching our students plan and execute our fundraisers and take ownership of their final fundraising total makes all of the hours of work worth it. We have already begun planning our 2021/2022 fundraising events, beginning with a huge Gold Out at our first home football game on August 27 at UHS. Our year will be capped off with our big event, an overnight fundraiser on April 30, when our fundraising total will be revealed. Our UTHON fundraising goal for the year is 100K!”
About Four Diamonds Mini-THON
Mini-THONs are modeled after the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, or THONTM, the world’s largest student-run philanthropy. Since 1993, Mini-THON has raised more than $50 million. The funds are used to drive the discovery of new and improved treatments and cures for childhood cancer by supporting the work of more than 90 researchers at Penn State Children’s Hospital and Penn State College of Medicine. Four Diamonds also supports families by covering all medical expenses not paid for by insurance for every eligible child. For more information, visit https://www.fourdiamonds.org/mini-thon/.