ANCHOR INTRO: Kent State students danced the day away at the third annual Flash-a-Thon ,and the event is growing to be very successful in a effort to raise money for children with cancer. Reporter Jarrod Evangelist went to see how much Flash-a-Thon would achieve this year.
Flash-a-Thon is a twelve hour dance marathon that raises money for the Hematology and Oncology departments at Akron Children’s Hospital.
The organization strives to work with patients of the hospital year-round and the dance marathon is a celebration of their success. Four families became sponsored by the event.
“We’ve been very close and very fortunate to be with these families this year. We’ve grown very close with them, Flash-a-Thon President Andy Lorak said.
Aside from dancing, there were games, raffles, a performance from “Kent Clarks” and an appearance from Kent State President Beverly Warren.
Flash-a-Thon set a goal this year to raise $30,000 and finished the day raising $37,784.