WHAT: TOKC currently has 13 DoThatOneThing! Councils in middle schools, high schools, and colleges throughout Corpus Christi, Texas and surrounding areas, which creates and implements projects to bring comfort, happiness and joy to children with cancer, while teaching the students about civic involvement, volunteerism, leadership, organization and pediatric cancer. This event will be attended by student members from all of its DoThatOneThing! Council Chapters. It will give them the opportunity to come together and meet their fellow members, share stories of their shared experiences and celebrate the end of another wonderful year! They will also present a check to TOKC, the total amount to be announced at the event, for all monies they have worked so hard to fundraise this year. There will also be TOKC representatives in attendance to address the attendees, and hand out special awards and accolades to a few very deserving students.
WHEN:Sunday, May 19th, 2019 1 pm
WHERE: Corpus Christi Country Club 6300 Everhart Rd Corpus Christi, TX 78413
WHY: Our goals are 1) to provide immediate relief, respite and joy to cancer patients and their families; 2) create awareness of pediatric cancer issues in young people and their parents; and 3) teach young people skills in volunteerism, leadership, organization, public speaking, team building and strategic planning to help them create a plan to ensure the success of the DoThatOneThing! Council thus helping them develop a better understanding of their place in the community.
The Triumph Over Kid Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 by pediatric cancer fighter, the late James Ragan, and his sister Mecklin. TOKC’s mission is to bring awareness to pediatric cancer, fund its research and provide volunteer opportunities that make a difference for pediatric patients and their families. Throughout James’ seven-and-a-half-year cancer fight, he worked to fund pediatric cancer research at MD Anderson in Houston, Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi and New Orleans Children’s Hospital. To date; TOKC has raised more than $3 million for pediatric cancer research, which has since been matched DOLLAR for DOLLAR.