More than 500 children battling cancer will join their families for a special trip to California's Great America amusement park today.
About 550 children will take part in the 25th annual Courageous Kids Day, which will include taking rides at the park, a picnic lunch, and a visit by San Jose Earthquakes player Shea Salinas, as well as Snoopy and other mascots.
The event, organized by the American Cancer Society was open to children ages 18 and under who have undergone cancer treatment at Northern California pediatric oncology centers.
The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park at 2401 Agnew Road. More information on the event or on donations to the nonprofit can be found online at http://www.cancer.org/involved/participate/app/event-details?event
Great America is also hosting a Mother's Day special for Sunday, when season pass holders can bring up to four friends for $19.99 each. More information is available online at www.cagreatamerica.com.
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