Bucks County Herald

CB South students dance the night away for a cause

SAMANTHA BALKIR, STUDENT WRITER



Students have a blast during “glow” hour.

Central Bucks High School South students joined more than 90,000 students in a powerful movement to conquer childhood cancer by hosting their second annual miniTHON on Friday, March 16.

Previous contributions raised last year helped continue funding world-class care and life-saving research for kids fighting cancer, and this year the goal was to raise $25,000 For The Kids! The fundraising efforts of the students culminated in an evening of fun. South raised $38,271.28 that will be donated to Four Diamonds.

In the U.S., more children die from cancer than any other disease, with 16,000 kids diagnosed every year. South worked to change this by partnering with Four Diamonds to conquer childhood cancer. Each of the Four Diamonds represent the attributes of courage, wisdom, honesty, and strength. The students most definitely embody these attributes through their year long dedication to fundraising.

Four Diamonds supports more than 80 pediatric oncology research professionals at Penn State College of Medicine who conduct the full spectrum of cancer research. Having a better understanding of how cancer works will help us to develop new, more effective treatments, which we are able to then test by conducting clinical trials. The Four Diamonds Pediatric Cancer Research Center is not only benefiting children at Penn State Children’s Hospital, but also children and families around the world.

Students worked in teams of three to 12 to raise a minimum of $50 per student in order to attend the event. It’s safe to say the students went above and beyond these requirements.

The night included an hourly line dance created by the students, stories from guest speakers, games, dancing, and much more. This event brought more than 600 students and staff together to do good for those who need help both financially and emotionally. Students remained standing, and dancing, for six hours to celebrate their hard work.

To donate to help continue the fight, visit the Four Diamonds website.

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