Four Diamonds

The Four Diamonds Fund helps children with cancer treated at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital through superior care, comprehensive support and innovative research. The fund covers 100% of all medical expenses related to cancer care that are not covered by a patient’s insurance, and 24 specialty care providers serve the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of their patients and families. 

Founded in 1972, Four Diamonds has provided care for nearly 4,000 children and their families, and has helped to fund research focused on improving treatments and finding cures for kids around the world. 

How they fundraise

Four Diamond’s largest annual fundraiser, the Penn State IFC/ Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) has raised nearly $150 million since it kicked off in 1977.  More than 16,500 students come together to run this 46-hour event with one goal: to conquer childhood cancer.  

Their 285 student-led Mini-THONs span eight states and focus bringing hope to families in need and creating a legacy of service within their community.  

Other fundraising initiatives include their annual Conquer Run, 5K Run/Walks, and DIY campaigns.

What do they rely on DonorDrive for?

Easy event creation for affiliates.

Consistent participant and donor experience across all events.

Flexibility to handle new fundraising initiatives from supporters.

What are their results?

In four years they’ve gone from raising zero dollars online to over $3.2 million raised last year.

Have increased annual participants to 40,000.

Over six years, averaged 64% annual growth in online dollars raised.

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