Lynn carries a fundraising event, Knight- A-Thon, every year in April to help raise money for local families whose children are battling cancer.
The event usually takes place in the gymnasium. However, due to COVID-19, changes are being made to help make an impact. Instead of having a 12-hour dance marathon, Knight-A-Thon this year will be known as a Knight-A-Thon week from April 19 to April 24 to make a difference.
“Knight-A-Thon is an annual fundraiser that we do here at Lynn University,” said Meghan Kalvey, marketing director for Knight-A-Thon. “The purpose of Knight-A-Thon is to raise funds for the Pediatric Oncology Support Team. POST (Pediatric Oncology Support Team) is a local nonprofit that helps families whose children are undergoing cancer treatments.”
There had to be some adjustments in organizing the fundraiser to follow the CDC guidelines this academic year.
“With COVID-19, things have been a little challenging,” said Kalvey. “We are able to have more in-person events on campus with everything slowly opening up [again]. We do follow COVID-19 guidelines and rules. Students have been coming out to the in-person events, which is nice to see on campus and have a fun time.”
If students would like to register for Knight- A-Thon and help make an impact with the fundraiser, visit the Lynn page and click the link under the Knight-A-Thon tab.
“To register for Knight-A-Thon, there is a link on the Lynn page [as well as] the Instagram bio (@knightathon),” said Kalvey. “When students register, they can create their fundraising page and [make] an even bigger impact on Knight-A-Thon by helping us raise funds through their own networks.”
Students can still get involved and make a difference for the children and families fighting cancer by helping the Pediatric Oncology Support Team in any way possible.