THON and Four Diamonds

Discussion in 'Family Matters' started by The Broodwich, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. The Broodwich

    The Broodwich Well-Known Forum Member

    Oct 23, 2016
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    This is a solicitation for a charity, tl;dr: Kids with cancer. You can donate here.

    Each year the students of PennState University operate the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. Last year over $10 million was raised. This money goes to the Four Diamonds Fund. Four Diamonds helps pay for treatment, transportation, lodging, and experimental programs for children's cancer research.

    For me, it's personal. In the early 90s, my family interfaced with PennState's Hershey Medical Center and Four Diamonds almost daily, as my younger brother fought the good fight against cancer. He died at age 8, in 1994. We were at THON one of those years. These programs helped my family afford the treatment that gave us hope. As we're aging, I can't imagine this happening to my nieces, nephews, and friends' kids.

    heh, I'm not sure if it's out of guilt that I don't do more than advertise for donations, or I'm just a glutton for punishment, but I keep the live stream up on an additional monitor every year, night and day, while it runs. This year will also be four years of remission for my wife. All of it just hits home.

    Please consider donating a couple bucks. Thank you.

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