"To put it simply, everything we do is for the kids."
What is Flashathon?
KSU Flashathon is a student-run philanthropy that hosts a 12-hour dance marathon at Kent State University in the spring. We are a Children's Miracle Network Dance Marathon, benefiting our local hospital, Akron Children's Hospital. The 6th Annual dance marathon will take place on April 7th, 2018 at the Kent State University Student Recreation and Wellness Center. We will unite students of Kent State University, medical professionals, and the children and families of Akron Children’s Hospital for a day of dancing and miracles. Click here to learn more.
Where is Flashathon?
Flashathon is held at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Registration is located in the entrance area of the rec. Our main stage is located on the far basketball courts and the other activities are held in the multi-purpose gym as well as the racquetball rooms.
Do I have to dance?
No! While you do register for the event as a dancer, there are many other activities going on during the 12-hours besides dancing. You can participate in dodge ball, soccer, and corn hole, along with several other sports, hang out with the miracle kids, or check out our raffle, reflection room, and photo booths. And you might even catch the dancing bug and want to join in with the hundreds of students (of all skill levels) dancing for a cure!
What are the ways to get involved with flashathon?
The first way to get involved is joining our morale team. This is for people who would like a more active role in the organization for the whole year. To learn more about the morale team click here. If you would just like to fundraise for the kids and attend the 12-hour event then registering as a dancer is for you! To learn more about becoming a dancer click here. If you are an alumni of Kent State and are looking to give back to the University and Akron Children's Hospital, click here. If you are a high school student in the Northeast Ohio area, check out our mini-thons page to learn more about hosting a mini-thon at your high school.
Do i have to be a Kent State university student to attend the event?
No! We welcome individuals of all ages and areas to unite with us in the fight against childhood cancer.
Where does the money raised go?
Flashathon is a Children's Miracle Network Dance Marathon. We fundraise for our local children's hospital, Akron Children's Hospital. Click here to learn more.
How do i register for the event?
To register for the event follow this link. Once there, you will register as an individual, join a team, or create a team. After following the additional steps, you will receive an email with your personal DonorDrive Link. Use this to start fundraising for the kids!
is there a registration fee?
Yes. The fee is $5 in the Fall semester with the promo code FTK and $10 in the Spring semester. The registration fee is not included in your total fundraising goal; however, the fee goes straight to the kids at Akron Children's Hospital.
do i have to fundraise a minimum amount?
Yes. All dancers must raise at least $20 in order to attend the event on April 7th. But, don't worry! We give you all the resources you need to fundraise this minimum. And once you hit the $20 minimum, you can keep fundraising to hit one of our awesome incentive levels.
How can i fundraise?
Fundraising for the kids at Akron Children's Hospital is easy! Check out our dancers page to learn some fundraising tips.
How do i share my donor drive on social media?
Soical media is a great way to get donations! Once you register for the event on DonorDrive, you will be sent an email with your personal DonorDrive url. Copy and paste this url to your social media accounts with a short description about the event and start watching the money for the kids come in!
Can i write a check?
Yes! All checks can be made out to KSU Flashathon and can be sent to: Attn: Flashathon 226 Kent Student Center Kent, Ohio 44243
FTK is an acronym that stands for "For the Kids!"
Canning is a method of fundraising for Flashathon. You stand in high-traffic areas of campus with a Flashathon bucket and talk to people about the event while collecting donations. It is a great way to spread the word about Flashathon while fundraising!
DonorDrive is an online fundraising platform where you register for Flashathon as well as track how much you've raised.
When you register for Flashathon, you will be assigned to a color team. Each color team competes throughout the year and at the event to earn miracle points. You can earn miracle points several ways. Click here to learn how. At the end of the event, the color team with the most miracle points will win the coveted Miracle Cup, as well as a year worth of bragging rights.
Dine-to-Donates are a method of fundraising where Flashathon receives a percentage of the proceeds a restaurant earns over the course of a night. We will be hosting a dine-to-donate once a month at a different restaurant in the Kent and Stow area.