Kanin Thelen is a dedicated pre-teen vocalist and student in Dewitt. She is using her singing talents to help support the cancer fight of her beloved vocal coach Mr. Gregg Kashenider.  It was her idea to try to help him and she has energized efforts in her community.

Kanin is using her vocal talents to help Mr. Gregg with his living expenses after he was sidelined with cancer. She takes song request and records a video (or sings in person) from anyone. The person who requests the song pledges money that goes fully to Mr. Gregg. This is her way of helping a man who has taught her and so many other music students in the Lansing area. She believes that charity starts at home and inside — and has seen firsthand that need is often right in front of you if you only look. She is touching many people with her music and her cause.