The Roxbury High School mini-THON welcomes students and community members to come cheer on the mini-THON dancers as they dance all night to support the fight against pediatric cancer on Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Roxbury High School gymnasium.
More than 400 students are pre-registered for this event, including current RHS students, some RHS alumni, and a few students from neighboring districts who want to help support the cause.
Mike Gottfried, Key Club co-advisor and overseer of the Mini-Thon, said: “Students will be taking a stand overnight to support the fight against pediatric cancer. The purpose is to increase our impact through greater involvement, as well as show our support to families who are going through these difficult times.”
This year’s Mini-Thon is an overnight event that begins at 7 p.m. and continues until 8 a.m. the following morning.
District students and community members wishing to cheer on the dancers are invited to the official kickoff at 7 p.m., and can stay until 11 p.m. At that time, all students and guests will be asked to work their way towards the doors, as only those who are pre-registered will be allowed to stay overnight.
The Roxbury High School Mini-THON technically falls under the Key Club. However, it operates as its own group within the club with student captains and members.
Funds raised during this event will be donated to the Four Diamonds, which covers medical bills for families as well as cancer research.
Roxbury High School mini-THON has raised over $39,900 over the past three years.
Students and the community can still donate online to help them reach their goal at https://fourdiamonds.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=1509.