Four Diamonds Employee Sees Her Work In Action

Robin McCabe’s job at THON is passing out free Chapstick and bracelets to THON-goers, but being here is much more than that for the Four Diamonds employee and mother of a Penn State senior.

McCabe, from Hershey, works in the development office at the Four Diamonds Fund and for her, THON is a chance to get out of the office and see all of the employee and student hard work that’s been put in throughout the year.

“We’re seeing the end result. To be able to be here is an honor,” McCabe said.

This year is her second year at THON, and she said she enjoys seeing all of the students who are here “for the right reason.” The Chapstick and Four Diamonds Bracelets are available for free for everyone at THON at two booths around the concourse.

“The kids are so appreciative for this stuff,” McCabe said, explaining that they pass out the Chapstick to help students combat the dryness in the BJC during the event.

Though it’s easy to get bogged down at work sometimes, just like in any job, McCabe and her fellow co-workers have found an easy remedy — walking over to the children’s hospital and remembering what all of their hard work is for. McCabe is manning the Chapstick and bracelet table until noon, but she and other staff members from the Four Diamonds Fund are here throughout the weekend for support.

Besides her connection to The Four Diamonds Fund, THON is also special because she gets to spend time with her daughter. McCabe’s daughter is a senior at Penn State, and though she’s not in a THON committee, she participates in THON with various other organizations.

She said her daughter didn’t really understand what THON was about until she came to Penn State, and until after she made her watch a video about THON.

“It’s been great to share this with her, especially being a senior,” she said. “Penn State has been a great thing for her. I’m glad we could share this together.”

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Mindy Szkaradnik

Mindy is a senior majoring in Print Journalism, Spanish, and Global and International Studies. She is the 12th member of her family to attend Penn State, she loves Bruce Springsteen, and her friends are always making fun of her for talking too much about study abroad. She can be reached on Twitter (@mszkarad) or via email ([email protected]).

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