Video posted April 29, 2015 in News by Rachael McCleary


Kris Canner, a senior broadcast journalism major, is very active in THON. In addition to being involved through the Singing Lions, Kris is a communications captain, specializing as a general and special interest liaison. Working as the family relations chair for the Singing Lions, Kris keeps in constant communication with his THON family, the Barnett's.

Kris's love for THON revolutionized once he joined the Singing Lions and was paired with the Barnett's. He believes their story has given him a powerful and more personal reason to want to dance for the cure.

Kris developed a special relationship with the family, despite never meeting Lexi, who passed away in 2011. His favorite moments on the floor were playing with Lexi's two younger brothers, Ethan and Brayden.

After graduation, Kris plans to continue coming to THON as an alumni.