Families are the most important aspect of Dance Marathon and as we work towards making the final event happen, we also build a bond with the families we are able to work with. Before the big event, we plan special outings and activities for not only the members of Dance Marathon but for the families to get to know one another. This way we aren’t only building a relationship with us and the families but the families get a chance to form their own bonds with other families that have been through their own tough experiences. It is a privilege to get to know the families on a personal level because this is why we are working so hard, to make this event amazing for them. Having families be involved makes the experience of Dance Marathon, that much better and fulfilling because we get to see firsthand who is affected by a variety of conditions. Dance Marathon isn’t about the amount of money we raise, the number of dancers we have or how long we can dance, it’s about the wonderful families and that is why we must remember; FTK: FOR THE KIDS!