Christopher Millard's Story

Four Diamonds was established in 1972 by Charles and Irma Millard following the death of their son, Christopher, who lost his battle with cancer at the age of 14.

The name of the organization came from an essay Christopher wrote shortly before his death, entitled “The Four Diamonds.”

The knight in Chris Millard’s story had to find the Four Diamonds of Courage, Wisdom, Honesty, and Strength in order to defeat an evil sorceress. These four attributes were the traits Christopher felt he needed to overcome his battle with cancer.

“We always try to celebrate the milestones—the good and the bad." THON Volunteers work year-round to ensure that children like Aubrey are able to reach and celebrate all of life's milestones, and to help create memories and bonds that go far beyond financial support.

Nick Pantalone shares his cancer story at THON 2011 during Family Hour.

The Bonn Family shares Owen's journey with retinoblastoma.

The Beaver Family shares Dustin's journey with T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.