Triumph Over Kid Cancer Foundation presented honors to graduating Ray High School students Tuesday morning to honor their contributions to the local organization.
TOKC has 13 DoThatOneThing! Councils in middle schools, high school and colleges across Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend. They have created and implemented projects designed to build comfort, happiness and joy to children with cancer, while teaching the students about civic involvement, volunteerism, leadership, organization and pediatric cancer.
As high school seniors, these students are encouraged to apply for scholarships. They also were provided the opportunity to earn an orange TOKC DoThatOneThing! graduation cord for their hard work, dedication and commitment.
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 parents.
Throughout James’ 7½-year fight with cancer, he worked to fund pediatric cancer research at MD Anderson Hospital 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.