The sole benefactor of THON's fundraising efforts is the Four Diamonds Fund, which is dedicated to providing support to families whose children are battling pediatric cancer. THON's mission echoes and builds upon that of The Four Diamonds Fund. All of THON's efforts are to directly support the Four Diamonds or the families it supports.
THON runs and is involved with several programs that are designed to provide emotional and financial support to the kids and families supported by the Four Diamonds. These programs differ by purpose, but they all work to achieve our mission of conquering pediatric cancer in one way or another. Below is a summary of some of the programs that we run. Click the links above to learn more about each program.
The Adopt-A-Family program pairs an organization that fundraises on our behalf to a family that is supported by the Four Diamonds Fund. This helps the families by giving them a personal support system. Our organizations also get to have a more intimate relationship with the families for whom they raise funds.
The THON Recycling and Environmental Effort encourages THON's volunteers and fundraising organizations to recycle to not only better the planet, but also to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund!
THON Sells raffle tickets throughout the fundraising window at $5 per ticket. Tickets are sold at various events throughout the year, and the drawing for the grand prize winners is done towards the end of THON Weekend in February!
THON participates in the Wigs For Kids program, which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair. This organization is unique in that the wigs that are provided are given to children at no cost. Some hair donors get their hair cut on-stage during THON Weekend!