The challenge this week from I am the Diva is a challenge from CZT, Diana Hirsch. This weekend, February 17-19, 708 college students will dance to raise money to fight pediatric cancer.
Penn State University’s Dance Marathon—lovingly called THON —(and is nonstop dancing for the weekend) is an annual event that benefits The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. The Four Diamonds Fund was started by Charles and Irma Millard after their son, Christopher, lost his 3 year battle with cancer in 1972. Symbolic of the traits Christopher felt were needed to defeat cancer, he wrote a story in which the knight Sir Millard overcomes obstacles to achieve the four diamonds of Courage, Wisdom, Honesty, and Strength.
In 1973, 39 dancer couples participated in the first THON and raised $2,000. Last year in 2011, 353 couples danced and raised $9.56 million. In its 40 years, THON has raised over $78 million, money that has paid medical expenses for more than 2000 families and also funds innovative research.
This week’s challenge is Diamonds. Here's my take on the challenge:
My diamond is about 4 x 4, but drawn on a 6 x 6 sketch pad. I tried to draw my diamond to resemble this logo for THON.
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