Four Diamonds & Hospital Staff
Monday, August 3

Our sole beneficiary, Four Diamonds, is crucial to ensuring that the money we raise goes directly toward research for childhood cancer and that the families affected never see a bill. The Penn State Children’s Hospital staff does an incredible job of making sure that our families receive top-of-the-line treatment through and beyond their cancer journey.

Four Diamonds Story

Four Diamonds Story: “Christopher Millard was 11 years old when he was first diagnosed with cancer. Shortly before he lost his three-year battle with cancer, he wrote a story about a great knight who sought out the four diamonds of courage, wisdom, honesty and strength, in order to be released from the grips of an evil sorceress. These diamonds symbolized the attributes that Christopher's family believed were necessary to overcome cancer.” Later, his father shared: “Chris said before he died that if he died, he’d come back as a wizard and make people well. You’re doing that, you’re making his wish come true”.

Read Chris’ Story Here

Get to Know the Four Diamonds

Kelly Walker Interview

Kelly Walker is the Communications Manager for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital. Hear about some of her favorite THON memories from her time as a student leading to her career at Four Diamonds.

THON and Four Diamonds

In 1977, THON named Four Diamonds the sole beneficiary of its fundraising efforts. Over the past 40 years, THON has raised $136 million to help Four Diamonds conquer childhood cancer. Visit to learn more.

"Penn State Children’s Hospital specialties again among best in the nation" ~Penn State News

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