by Emma Saltzman

The THON™ Family Carnival is an eagerly awaited pre-THON event where Four Diamonds families, organizations, and volunteers interact and play games to build excitement for THON Weekend.

The theme for Family Carnival this year is “Conquer the Quest,” inspiring the THON™ community to embrace their inner knight and use courage, wisdom, honesty, and strength to persevere through challenges. 

Taking place a few months before THON™ Weekend, the Family Carnival gives families a glimpse of the excitement that awaits them. Families can visit booths set up by volunteers and organizations with games, face paint, crafts, THON merchandise, and food. 

Across the center of the arena, children can play games with volunteers, such as parachutes and hula hoops. 

On stage, attendees will be entertained with activities including performances, a pep rally, family speakers, and karaoke highlighting the journey through conquering childhood cancer, celebrating victories, and remembering why we THON™.

The day will conclude with the THON™ 2024 Logo Reveal taking place on stage, to which all members of the community are invited.

The THON Family Carnival will take place on December 3 at the Multi-Sport Indoor Facility from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Doors will open for the THON 2024 logo reveal at 4 p.m.

Together, we will honor Christopher Millard’s legacy while forging THON’s future as we Conquer the Quest.