Upcoming events to support ThinkBIG

January 10, 2017

ThinkBIG will be hosting the Gold Sock Wrestling Match when Shamokin Area takes on the Tornadoes of MCA.  Each team will be wearing gold socks to show support for the fight against pediatric cancer. The match will be at the Shamokin Area Gymnasium and will feature both JV and varsity matches beginning at 6:00 pm.  All proceeds benefit the ThinkBig Dance Marathon.

February 25, 2017

ThinkBIG will be hosting an Adult Prom on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The event will take place at the Brady Fire Company in Ranshaw and is open to those 21 years of age and older. Tickets are $75 per couple or $45 per person and will include beverages and a meal. A DJ will be at the event to provide entertainment. A limited number of tickets will be sold. For more information please contact Cassandra Niglio at (570) 205-8526 or via email at niglioc@mca.k12.pa.us


General Information

ThinkBIG is an organization created in 2012 to help local pediatric cancer patients and their families receiving cancer treatment at the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital with the financial burdens associated with their cancer diagnosis. Mount Carmel Area teamed up with ThinkBIG in 2014 by hosting a 12-hour dance marathon event that is held every October in the Mount Carmel Area HS gymnasium. In just two short years, MCA has raised over $43,000 for this cause and the event itself continues to grow each year. Starting in January, student leaders hold fundraisers twice a month up until the day of the event, the total is then revealed at the end of the dance marathon showing the efforts of students, alumni and community members throughout the year. Fundraisers consist of collecting donations at local parades, holding alumni sports tournaments, bake sales, dances, gold sock football games and much more. MCA has also formed their own committee whose members consist of Mount Carmel Area alumni and community members. By doing so, the dance marathon has become more successful. Students in grades in K-12 can participate in the event that aims to inspire them to join the fight against pediatric cancer. Any additional information can be forwarded to Cassandra Niglio at (570) 205-8526.