The Four Diamonds Fund

The Four Diamonds Fund is a unique program at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital that directly supports a special group of pediatric patients. Children and families facing a pediatric cancer diagnosis are introduced to the Four Diamonds Fund upon their first visit to the Children’s Hospital and are supported throughout their diagnosis, treatment, and after care by the Fund. On December 21, 1972, just hours after their 14-year-old son Christopher lost his three-year battle with cancer, Charles and Irma Millard founded the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. The name of the Four Diamonds Fund was taken from an essay that Christopher wrote shortly before his death. The story tells of a knight’s quest for four diamonds – wisdom, courage, honesty, and strength – needed to overcome an evil sorceress, and was symbolic of the characteristics Christopher believed were necessary in his cancer battle. The mission of the Four Diamonds Fund is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support, and innovative research. Today, more than 70% of the fundraising comes directly from the Penn State Dance Marathon (THON).

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117 Holes and a day that I will never forget!

Words cannot describe the joy that I experienced on Monday during the HHH event at Stonewall!

Check out our Golf Auctions for The Four Diamonds Fund!

In addition to accepting donations for our Hundred Hole Hike event, Jake and I also have some golf "swag" that we are auctioning off with all proceeds going to The Four Diamonds Fund!

30 Days and Counting!

Almost 90 miles of walking and 1000+ balls on the range since my HHH declaration and I have 30 days to go!

I am a Sandbagger...

I hate to admit it, but I am a Sandbagger. I am not a Sandbagger on the golf course – the majority of my past partners would say that they have yet to see me play to my handicap… ever!

Why I Hike...

First, I hike because I was inspired beyond words with what Jim Colton accomplished 2 years ago in the Ben Cox 155.