University and Community Invited to Mini-THON at IUP

Posted on 11/2/2017 3:37:52 PM

Mini-THON at IUP will host its annual event on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Hadley Union Building (HUB) on the IUP campus to raise funds for charity. The event will have games of all kinds, food, prizes, and more, and it is all free and open to the public.

Mini-THON begins at 11:00 a.m. and will have 12 hours of board games, video games, arts and crafts, a velcro wall, food, and music. A corn hole tournament will be from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Olympic games will be from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Bingo will take place at 5:00 p.m.

Donations will be collected for Four Diamonds, a charity for childhood cancer patients and their families.

Mini-THON at IUP was started two years ago by a group of students who had participated in the event in high school and wanted to bring it to their college campus. Michelle Lengel, president of Mini-THON at IUP, led the group from the beginning because of her personal journey with cancer.

“Three years ago I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. When I got to IUP, I made it one of my goals to spread the message of Mini-THON so families would never have to go through what my family went through,” said Lengel.

Lengel is two and a half years into remission. She is a junior double major in international studies/political science and history.

Last year’s event raised over $3,600 for Four Diamonds.