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FTHS Dance FTK Event Raises Over $17,000 for the Embrace Kids Foundation

Dance FTK (For the Kids) hosted its second annual event at Freehold Township High School on Thursday, November 21st, raising more than $17,000 for the Embrace Kids Foundation. The efforts were led by senior Skylar Feldman, freshman Logan Feldman, and the Junior Class led by advisor Camille Blair.

This was the second year Freehold Township hosted the dance event and they almost doubled last year’s total ($17,568 this year vs. $9,010 last year). This far outpaced the school’s original goal of $10,000 and even the revised goal of $15,000.

Food was donated by several local businesses including Terrace Bagels, Dunkin Donuts, Jersey Mikes, Broad Street Dough Company, and Jersey Freeze. Additionally, there were monetary donations from other local businesses. Freehold Township Mayor Barbara McMorrow was in attendance on November 21st to address the students in attendance at the beginning of the dance. The Pini family spoke to the students as representatives of families that benefit from the Embrace Kids Foundation at the event. 

All proceeds were donated to the Embrace Kids Foundation whose mission is to “lighten the burden, maintain normalcy and improve the quality of life for families whose children are facing cancer, sickle cell, and other serious health challenges.”