Beginning as a small leadership laboratory in 2009, FTK has grown to become the largest student-run non-profit organization in San Antonio. FTK aims to ensure that no family has to face pediatric cancer alone and does this by putting on amazing events for the families and their children to enjoy all year. The members’ year-long fundraising efforts culminate in an annual 12-hour Dance Marathon. Last year alone, FTK raised over $70,000, and in the past five years, FTK has raised $250,000.
The Dance Marathon is a demonstration of hope that asks participants to show their support, giving the families an opportunity to escape the hospital environment. The event is a time for the families to reaffirm their belief in possibilities, and for the members to celebrate their year of dedication and hard work. The finale of the Dance Marathon is the reveal of our fundraising total, all of which goes directly to our FTK families. The money we raise aids the FTK families in their medical bills, utilities, and living expenses, which can be difficult to manage in the face of pediatric cancer.