JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The flash mob that broke out at UNF today did it for the children.
A group of children who were on a campus tour, in addition to the University of North Florida students who were on the Student Union Osprey Plaza, formed the audience as a flash mob danced to tribal music just after noon today.
UNF Dance Marathon was behind the flash mob. The group holds an annual fundraiser for Children's Miracle Network, and this spring, it decided to incorporate the flash mob as part of their philanthropy, according to co-organizer Molly Kate Foley.
There were three objectives of the event: assist, unite and promote, all in support of the CMN.
The CMN children and their families were invited to the university for a tour today, and were surprised when the planned mob sprang into action. About 300 people were involved.
Foley said the UNF Dance Marathon group stayed on its feet longer each year...17 hours this year, which is one hour per year of the event.
She also said once the idea came to light in April, the group worked through the summer to get it right and make it big.
First Coast News