Photo: DJ Dosk kicked off the ThinkBIG Virtual Prom. Other local DJs and bands also provided entertainment throughout the evening.
[Danville, PA] - ThinkBIG® Pediatric Cancer Fund recently held a Virtual Prom for area high school students, raising over $16,000 to support local families battling pediatric cancer. Service 1st Federal Credit Union was excited to sponsor the virtual event that provided high school students with the opportunity to get dressed up to enjoy a night of music and fun, all from the comforts of home. The event, which was streamed via Facebook, aimed to provide a chance for area students to enjoy prom, as many schools canceled or postponed their events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“ThinkBIG® is extremely grateful to all the school districts and students who made this event possible and a huge success. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, like many businesses and other non-profits, ThinkBIG® was experiencing a loss of fundraising revenue, so the significant amount of money that was raised from this event will go a long way in enabling ThinkBIG® to continue to fully support Central and Northeast PA families who are battling pediatric cancer,” said Colby Wesner, Founder, ThinkBIG® Pediatric Cancer Fund.
Leading up to the event, local school districts and students set fundraising goals. Prizes were awarded to the three highest fundraising communities and two highest fundraising individuals. Two students from Mount Carmel Area High School, Trevor McDonald and Josi Adams, were the highest fundraising individuals and were crowned the Virtual Prom King and Queen.
“The event would not have been possible without the great support of Service 1st Federal Credit Union, Weis Markets, Stone State Entertainment, and the generosity and enthusiasm of the area students and local musicians who contributed to this event, in addition to the courageousness of the ThinkBIG families who shared their personal stories during the production,” added Colby Wesner.
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