Annville-Cleona Mini-THON® 2023

Join us on April 22, 2023

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            Twenty five years ago in 1998, a former A-C middle school teacher, Mrs. Joanne Custer, wanted to introduce her eighth grade English students to the importance of community service.  To accomplish this, she encouraged them to raise money for a walk around South Hills Park for a charity she had heard about called Four Diamonds.  Central Dauphin High School had done an overnight “Mini-Thon” and raised a great deal of money for families whose children have cancer, so she thought she could slowly introduce the idea of community service with the walk.  They raised just over $1,000, but the idea took hold in the minds of staff and students, and the culture of Annville-Cleona would never be the same.

             Since that time when A-C became the third high school in Pennsylvania to work towards helping Four Diamonds, that small walk turned into a rock-a-thon and eventually a 12-hour overnight Mini-Thon event for high school students and an 8-hour Saturday event for middle school students.  Over the years, students have raised over $1 million for the organization that has directly benefited current A-C students as well as children of staff members and alumni.

           How can you help support A-C?   You can support with a donation directing through Donor Drive, or you can be a business sponsor and be recognized in various ways.  Feel free to contact  High School Mini-Thon Advisors Mr. Ryan Clements, Mr. Andrew Raudensky, Mrs. Steph Atkins, Mrs. Steph Puchalsky, or Middle School Mini-Thon Advisors Mrs. Kristin Heller or Mrs. Sarah Toner. 

High School Event:  April 22, 2023 (10am-10pm) 

Middle School Event:  April 22, 2023 (2pm-10pm)


Overall High School Co-Chairs:  

Alex Long

Dominic Viozzi


High School Chairpeople:

Kaden Black

Carson Grow

Maggie McAteer

Samantha Moran

Maddie Summers


Social Media Captain- Megan Brophy

Thon Wars Captain- Sam Domencic

DonorDrive Captain- Max Liedtka

Learn more about Mini-THON and how K-12 students are empowered as leaders to help conquer childhood cancer at

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Annville Cleona School District


04/22/2023 @ 10:00 am


04/22/2023 @ 10:00 pm


9:00 am


Ryan Clements