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For The Kids reveals annual fundraise during Dance Marathon

Nurses from University Hospital participate in dancing at the FTK event.

Jose Chapa

April 9, 2019

For The Kids’ (FTK) annual 12-hour dance marathon on April 6 in the Convocation Center included the announcement that the organization raised $32,715.04 this year. FTK, a UTSA student organization and nonprofit which hosts events throughout the year aims to raise money, provide emotional support while...

Faith, trust and pixie dust

Rowdy showing his support at last year’s FTK fashion show.

Mackenzie Dyer

November 8, 2017

UTSA charity orgaization FTK puts on annual fashion show to support kids battling cancer. “So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!” - J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan This Friday, Nov. 10, ...

For The Kids organizes dance marathon for cancer

For The Kids raises $70,025.94 at marathon. Photo courtesy of FTK

Samantha Ceballos

March 28, 2017

UTSA is home to wonderful organizations that help both the campus and the San Antonio community. One organization has taken on the task of helping alleviate the financial and emotional burdens of families with children suffering from pediatric cancer. For The Kids (FTK) is a non...

FTK hosts annual fashion show: a sweet cause

The ‘Tunnel of Love” is pictured above.
Photos courtesy of FTK

Danielle Throneberry

November 16, 2016

It’s almost that time of year again! November is traditionally a month to be thankful and is followed by December, a time to give and be generous. Many events around San Antonio urge people to help others and spread the holiday cheer. One such event is the annual For The Kids Fashion Show. This ...

For The Kids: UTSA’s premier pediatric cancer advocates

Photo Courtesy of FTK

Danielle Throneberry

October 5, 2016

Each semester a myriad of UTSA students and members of the San Antonio community gather to “Zumba” and have fun, all while supporting FTK. FTK, which is short for For The Kids, Dance Marathon at UTSA is the largest student-led, non-profit organization that provides both financial and emotional su...

$50k raised for the kids

April 15, 2014

Courtesy of Matthew Trevino Over 200 dancers, 20 families and 100 volunteers gathered for the FTK Dance Marathon on Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m - 9 p.m. at the Convocation Center. “Be brave… stand up for 12 hours,” Andrew Linares, For the Kids (FTK) executive overall chairperso...

Just Dance! FTK Dance Marathon raises over $40,000 for childhood cancer assistance

April 9, 2013

Will Tallent / The Paisano For the Kids (FTK), the largest UTSA organization and largest student-led philanthropic group in San Antonio, raised a total of $40,455.63 during their fourth annual 18-hour dance marathon, which started at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5 and ended at 1 p.m. Satur...