Flash-a-Thon Making a Difference

Flash-a-Thon Making a Difference

Anchor Intro:  Students of Kent State University moved and grooved for 12 hours straight at the third annual Flash-a-Thon event.  Reporter Nicole Jelinek found out not just how much this event meant to students, but also to one of the families there.


Students at Kent State University moved and grooved for a cause as they had their third annual Flash-a-Thon event on Saturday.

This twelve hour dance marathon raises money throughout the year for the Hematology/Oncology departments at the Akron Children’s Hospital.

Flash-a-Thon participants stand, dance and stay active to celebrate their fundraising.

There were also games, a visit from Kent State President Beverly Warren, a performance from the Kent Clarks, and other activities for everyone to do as well.

Kent State University has been hosting Flash-a-thon since 2013, and one of the students who started it, Danielle Sainato, says she is so proud to see how much the event has grown.

“I walked in, saw the decorations and people and thought, wow. I am really just amazed and so proud of how big this is growing.”

This year, the KSU Flash-a-Thon team was able to raise over 37,000 for Akron Children’s.

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