The KSU Flash-A-Thon is a non-profit philanthropic organization benefiting Akron Children’s Hospital at Kent State University. This group works all year-round to help patients financially and emotionally in the hematology and oncology department. Akron Children’s Hospital is a member of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a very large national organization that sponsors collegiate groups such as our own in helping these hospitals. Our organization aims to bring together students from all groups at all Kent State University campuses as well as community members from the Portage county area to “dance for the kids who can’t.” We aspire to build solidarity on campus as students develop leadership skills, learn the rewarding intricacies of philanthropy, and give back to the community that has done so much for us. Students participate in fundraising events all year as well as activities with the Akron Children’s patients. The entire year’s work culminates at a 12-hour dance marathon event, bringing together all those that gave to the cause in celebrating our journey.
The Flash-A-Thon is open to anyone, welcoming individuals and/or teams of any age. Registration is accessed through the website Donor Drive by following the link below. There is a $10 registration fee for “dancers” or volunteers that will cover the cost of food at the event and customized tee shirts. Each participant’s fundraising goal is $50 as an individual or team member. However, the goal drops to $40 if the team registers 10+ members, and then to $30 if 20+ people register. The priority registration deadline is March 9th, 2013. All fundraising can be done electronically through the website. Participants can track their fundraising progress as well as other teams’. There will be awards for the individuals and teams who raise the most money at the dance marathon event. The marathon will last for 12 hours at the SRWC (Rec center) at Kent State on April 6th, 2013 from 10am-10pm. There will be food, games, and musical entertainment as the participants celebrate their year’s accomplishments.
If interested in helping out with the Flash-A-Thon by more than just registering for the event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up on a committee. We can be found on Facebook at KSU Flashathon or on twitter @ksuflashathon. Please help us make a difference in these children’s lives.