Exeter Mini-THON raises over $30K, breaks record
Shortly before 8AM on Saturday, Exeter students revealed their total collected donations in this year’s Mini-THON event; which included over 12 hours of activities starting Friday evening.
The group managed to raise $30,892.87, the largest amount ever to be raised by Exeter in the annual event according to Amber Bollinger, an Exeter Township School District teacher and advisor for the Mini-THON.
“The students raised over $6,000 last weekend alone,” Bollinger said. “We are very proud to be able to contribute to Four Diamonds to help kids access treatment and to help find a cure for pediatric cancer.”
The Exeter Mini-THON is a fundraiser event that raises money for kids with cancer who are treated at Penn State Hershey and part of the Four Diamonds program.
The event is a spin-off of the popular Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, or THON. It is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world according to their website.