"Diamond Days" raise awareness for upcoming L-S Mini-THON

Leading up to the December 4 Mini-THON, Lampeter-Strasburg High School has been having “Diamond Days” to raise awareness for the Four Diamonds Fund, an organization that helps local families and seeks to end childhood cancer.

Tomorrow is Day of Strength: Camo & Military Appreciation. Students should dress in camo and military attire to show their support. For only $1, students may also wear a hat.

The first diamond days was Day of Courage: Superhero Theme on Wednesday, October 28 where the first 200 students spotted wearing superhero theme clothing were awarded with a ring pop. The day concluded with a Mini-THON kicked off assembly.

Mercedes "Teen Titan Robin" Geiger does her most serious superhero 
pose before homeroom for October 28's Day of Courage. 

The second was Day of Wisdom: Embrace Your Inner Nerd on Wednesday, November 4 where the first 200 students embracing their inner nerd was awarded candy smarties and nerds.

Mr. Swarr, Mr. Titter, and Mr. Byrnes embracing their inner Urkel on November 4's Day of Wisdom.

The final Diamond Day is Wednesday, November 18, Day of Honesty: Black and White Theme. There will be a "Wall of Honesty" at lunch. The “wall of honesty” is a large black poster where students can write on in colored pencil something they might not normally say out loud.

After four Diamond Days, the festivities culminate on Friday, December 4 at 6 pm with the actual LS Mini-THON and ends at 6 am Saturday, December 5.

There is a minimum donation to participate is $30 at the high school level, students are encouraged to use DonorDrive to solicit additional donations. Registration has already begun and remains open until Friday, December 5.

The Four Diamonds Fund was set up by the parents of Christopher Millard, who 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 Chris believed were necessary to overcome cancer.

Looking for ways to help with the L-S Mini-THON?
The L-SHS PTO is currently seeking volunteers to help during the event as well as food and drink donations to keep students moving all night long. Sign-up here.

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