Thon is a well-known celebration that raises money for the children and their families whose lives have been affected by childhood cancer. It’s a 46- hour dance marathon held at Penn State.
The Bellwood-Antis Aevidum club will be holding a Mini-Thon fundraiser on April 21, 2017 in the high school gym.
The money raised will go to the Four Diamond’s Foundation, an organization that provides many services to children facing a battle with cancer.
Four Diamonds actually handles much of the logistical work for the event.
The idea came from Aevidum Thon chairperson Brayton Coover.
“I was just thinking one day about how it’s my last year here, and I realized that I wanted to do something to have a positive impact,” said Brayton. “I was trying to think of what I could do, and the idea just came to me”
The expectations are high for this Mini-Thon event, though Aevidum co-advisor Mr. Matthew McNaul exercised caution with his optimism.
“This the first time we have tried something like this, and we are hoping to raise $1,000,” he said. “We would like to lay the ground work this year and then I think it can really take off over the next couple of years.”
The event will be open to all high school students, leaving everyone with the opportunity to help make a difference.
To raise funds, Aevidum will be selling Gardner’s Candy, headbands, and sunglasses among other things.