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Date: Saturday, March 30th, 2019
Race Day Registration: 8am to 9:45am
Race Start: 10am
Pre-Race Packet Pickup: Friday, March 29th, 2019 from 1pm to 7pm at Scranton Running Co. 3 West Olive St, Scranton, PA 18508
Awards: The first overall male and female will receive trophies. The top three males and females in each of the following age groups will receive medals:
Lions serve. It’s that simple, and it has been since we first began in 1917. Our clubs are places where individuals join together to give their valuable time and effort to improving their communities, and the world
Four Diamonds was created in 1972 after Charles and Irma Millard lost their 14-year-old son, Christopher, to cancer. Four Diamonds’ mission is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Children’s Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support, and innovative research.
The impact made by donors
Any family with a child being treated for pediatric cancer at Penn State Children’s Hospital is automatically eligible to receive support. Four Diamonds covers all expenses for the care and treatment of a child not paid for by insurance or other means, and assists families with expenses that have the potential to disrupt the welfare of their child, such as car repairs, rent, or household utilities. Thanks to Four Diamonds, families never receive a medical bill for their care, allowing them to focus on what matters most—getting their child better.
Contributions to Four Diamonds have helped more than 4,000 families to date by providing superior care and financial support for an average of 500 patients each year—100 who are newly diagnosed and 400 who are continuing their fight. This would not be possible were it not for private gifts, which comprise more than 80 percent of received contributions.
Four Diamonds also supports the professional team that cares for and treats children and families—a team comprised of pediatric oncologists, nurse specialists, social workers, child life specialists, a clinical nutritionist, a clinical psychologist, a music therapist, a genetic counselor, and a neuropsychologist—just to name a few.
Additionally, since 1993, Four Diamonds has provided annual support to pediatric cancer research, and, in 1999, established The Four Diamonds Pediatric Cancer Research Center at the Penn State College of Medicine. The continued support of pediatric cancer research, aimed at reaching the ultimate goal of curing childhood cancer, has resulted in an increase in the survival rates for some cancers.
Together we will do great things to help people in need right here in Pennsylvania.
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