Welcome to The Hope Express

The Hope Express is a tribute to the Four Diamonds kids and their families. By running 135/140 miles through central Pennsylvania, our participants raise awareness for The Four Diamonds Fund while honoring the courageous battle these families fight every day.  We  run to bridge the gap between the families at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital in Hershey, PA and the Dancers at the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (aka THON).

10 Years of Hope

We are beyond excited to be entering our 10th year.  Thank you to everyone who has helped to get us here.

5 Teams

We have grown into 5 teams of runners raising awareness and funds for the children at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

 160 Runners

Since our first team left Hershey in February 2007,  we have had over 160 runners carry the magic pack through Central Pennsylvania.

Over $500,000

We have raised over $500,000 since this crazy little race started – we are both honored & humbled by the tremendous generosity of so many.

95% donated

Because our volunteers make this event happen we have very few expenses.  More than 95% of funds raised each year goes directly to THON.