Mini-Thon raises money with fundraisers

photo by Sully Minnick

Every year at Penn State, thousands of people gather to dance for a cure. Cedar Crest students may not be up all night, but they do dance to raise money for a cure.

This year Mini-Thon will be held from 2:30 to 10 March 8. All proceeds will go to the Four Diamonds Fund, an organization that helps families of children with pediatric cancer and donates to research.

“There is going to be tons of food, games and activities that students should look forward to at Mini-thon,” said junior co-president Emma Dissinger.

The theme this year is “Kick Cancer Out of this World.” This theme was chosen by vote of the committee members. These members include Dissinger, Wise, and treasurer junior Ashlyn Rhodes.

“We aren’t quite [at our goal] yet,” said Dissinger. “We are hoping that more students to come to Mini-Thon so we can reach it.”

The financial goal this year is $30,000. The cost to attend this event was lowered to $40 in hopes of getting more students to attend and support the cause.

“So far everything is on track,” said Wise. “We have a couple of fundraisers coming up.”

The committee will hold many fundraisers including an upcoming canning event and the carnation sale. In the carnation sale, carnations will be sold in the 200 hallway for $2 each.

“It means so much to me to be able to kids and families that are local,” said Rhodes. “It is for the families at the Hershey Medical Center and to be able to just do a little something for them makes all the difference for me.”

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