Mini-THON

Each spring, Benchmark School proudly partners with Four Diamonds to host a Mini-THON®. A Mini-THON® is a fun-filled, multi-hour event modeled after the Penn State Dance Marathon. The mission of Four Diamonds is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Children’s Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support, and innovative research.  All Benchmark students are invited to participate in Mini-THON®, and students who choose to participate will be asked to request monetary donations from family members and friends that will be donated to Four Diamonds.
 
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Benchmark's 2018 student-led Mini-THON® raised $10,132.54 to benefit children fighting cancer!
 
 The three-hour event modeled after the Penn State Dance Marathon allowed our school community to come together for a great cause and to have fun! The 150 students who participated (83% of all Benchmark students!) took part in a variety of activities, including group sports, games, and dancing. The only requirement was that students remained standing for the entire three hours. 

All donations from our Mini-THON® will support Four Diamonds, whose mission is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Children's Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support, and innovative research.
 
 Many thanks to all students, staff, and faculty who helped make this event an outstanding success. Special thanks to the Mini-THON® Student Leadership Team and the extraordinary efforts of Lower School Supervisor Colleen O'Hara!
 
 Click here to watch the "reveal" video of money raised at the 2018 Benchmark School Mini-THON®.