Saturday, June 20, 2020

Virtual PHS Mini-THON Rasies $6K to Fight Cancer

Blogger's Note:
The following was provided by the Pottstown School District.

Pottstown High School’s 2nd Annual in person Mini-THON to raise money with Four Diamonds to conquer childhood cancer was sidetracked by COVID-19.

Unfortunately, the event was scheduled for March 13, only one day after Gov. Tom Wolf ordered the stay-at-home directive that closed all Pennsylvania schools.

Student leaders Emily Weber, Alex Olvera, Faith Roach, Mackenzie Moser, and Jayniana Williams
were not about to let a pandemic quarantine stop their efforts to help those in need. 

They went virtual with an eight-hour long dance marathon full of games, activities, music. 

More than 50 high school students signed up to participate in the Mini-THON. 

Top fundraisers were Faith and Jayden Roach with a total of $800. 

It was part of a year long effort which included a Powderpuff Football game, restaurant night, and bake sales, which all total, raised $6,783.85. 

All money raised is donated to Four Diamond which funds family care, specialty care providers, and cancer research to children and families battling any form of childhood cancer. 

Speaking for the students and sponsor high school teacher Vickie McShea, Weber said, "we are proud of PHS students who are so willing to give of themselves to help those in need. We may never meet any of them but we will have helped make their world a better place to live in. We at PHS are proud partners in the fight with Four Diamonds."

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