I was introduced to the Four Diamonds organization after my friend, Lyla’s, younger brother was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer. His name is Devin and he is a thriving ten-year old today despite having suffered through a year of cancer treatments and surgeries. Lyla discovered Four Diamonds and their Mini-THONs soon after her brother’s recovery. She was impressed and moved by the success of these school events. She shared her discovery, along with her enthusiasm to begin a Mini-THON® tradition at our own school, with myself and a few other close friends. In August of 2019, Lyla and I attended the Mini-THON® Leadership Summit at Hershey Lodge. We were absolutely blown away by the effort and passion of the students there-Lyla’s mother was in tears watching the event unfold. The students and their advisors gave us countless ideas for fundraisers and advertising techniques for our own Easton Area High School Mini-THON®. Lyla and I also learned the story behind Four Diamonds itself and heard other stories from various Four Diamonds families, which only made our admiration and excitement grow. I have never been surrounded by so many charitable and inspiring teenagers. The Leadership Summit led Lyla, myself, and the rest of our friends to pursue our ideas of instating a Mini-THON® at our school, and with a little work and determination we achieved our goal and our official Easton Area High School Mini-THON® 2020 is March 20th.

Hello Friends and Family!

I am taking a stand against childhood cancer by joining more than 90,000 Mini-THON® students who are fundraising for Four Diamonds and kids like Devin.  

In the U.S., more children die from cancer than any other disease, with 16,000 kids diagnosed every year.  The dollars I raise support some of the latest breakthroughs in childhood cancer research.  Having a better understanding of how cancer works will help Four Diamonds’ researchers develop new, more effective treatments to test through clinical trials and save more lives.

Your support also ensures that every Four Diamonds child, regardless of income, receives the highest quality of childhood cancer care without ever seeing a bill for that care. But Four Diamonds needs your help to conquer childhood cancer. Please support my efforts to save more kids fighting cancer by making a donation today.

For The Kids™,
Stella

 

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