SPRINGETTSBURY TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY - Students at Central York High School stood for 12 hours in a Mini-THON to fight cancer, Saturday.
Organizers and students gave back to the community by raising money for pediatric cancer care. The funds will go to Four Diamonds, an organization that helps cover cancer care expenses for families and children in need of assistance.
More than 500 people were at the event. Students were not allowed to sit down for 12 straight hours.
"They're up, they're moving. We keep them busy," said Malerie Kelly, high school student advisor.
"There are sports tournaments. We have cupcake decorating. We have a balloon release in memory of those that we lost. This year, we are doing a luminary walk for the first time in the dark with candles to remember the ones that we lost," said Kelly.
Students raised $143,420.19 on Saturday.
Over the span of 8 Mini-THONS students have raised more than a half million dollars to fight cancer.