Be part of UTSA's 12-hour dance marathon and support children with cancer

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2013 For the Kids Dance Marathon

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(March 27, 2014) -- The UTSA student organization For the Kids (FTK) Dance Marathon will host its fifth annual 12-hour, high-energy, no-sitting, no-sleeping Dance Marathon from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 12 in the UTSA Convocation Center at the UTSA Main Campus. The marathon celebrates the organization’s yearlong fundraising efforts to help children with cancer and their families.

In 2013, the FTK Dance Marathon raised more than $40,000.

In partnership with high schools from San Antonio and South Texas, the FTK Dance Marathon at UTSA will feature a group of FTK dancers who participate by standing and dancing for 12 hours while interacting and performing with the children and their families. The FTK Dance Marathon includes live music, entertainment and games.

The goal of FTK is to raise awareness while providing financial and emotional support for the children and their families affected by childhood cancer. FTK fundraises year-round for local families battling childhood cancer. In addition to raising money, the FTK students regularly spend time with the children at the hospital.

On average, 12,500 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year. Although survival rates for many childhood cancers have improved dramatically over the past few decades, cancer is still the leading cause of death by disease in children.

Anyone can sign up to participate in the FTK Dance Marathon and help make an impact on the lives of San Antonio families battling childhood cancer.

>> Register to be a dancer or volunteer at the FTK Dance Marathon website.

For more information call 210-473-4821 or visit www.danceforthekids.org. Follow UTSA FTK on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ftkdmutsa and Twitter at @ftkdmutsa.