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THON to Host Movie & Four Diamonds Panel

With only ten short days remaining until THON weekend 2012, students will be presented with one more opportunity to delve into the history of the Four Diamonds Fund.

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. in 100 Thomas, THON will host a Four Diamonds Panel discussion including Matt Wain, the Chief Operating Officer of Hershey Medical Center, and Elaine Tanella, the THON 2012 Overall Chairperson. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the structure of the Four Diamonds Fund, the different uses for the money that is raised each year, as well as the personal experiences of the families that benefit from the charity.

The panel discussion will be followed by screenings of the ‘Four Diamonds Movie’ in 101 and 102 Thomas at 8:30 p.m.

The Four Diamonds Movie is based on the fairy tale written by Christopher Millard, son of Charles Millard, the founder of the Four Diamonds Fund. Before Christopher lost his battle to pediatric cancer at the young age of fourteen, he wrote a tale about a brave knight faced with many challenges similar to the ones Christopher himself was enduring. The tale describes the four core values of the hero – courage, wisdom, honesty, and strength – which he uses to defeat the evil queen. These values are now seen every day in the lives of Four Diamonds Families, THON volunteers, and Penn Staters.

Don’t miss out on these two great opportunities to learn more about the roots of and history behind THON!

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