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 $30,000, and in the past few years, FTK has raised $300,000.
One of the main goals of FTK is to provide emotional support to the children and their families. FTK does this through a variety of ways. We host events such as hospital parties, our Annual Fashion, and our Christmas Toy Drive to try and help the children forget the significant role cancer has in their lives and allow them to just be kids.
Another way that FTK provides support to our families is financially. Throughout the year FTK hosts a variety of fundraisers; all of the profits from these fundraisers goes directly to the families. The money is used to cover the cost of things that insurance does not. This can include everything from food and gas bills to transportation.