Coaster marathon raises more than $7,500

MASON, OH (FOX19) - The thrill of a roller coaster ride had a whole lot more meaning Sunday at Kings Island.

Sixty people participated in the "Coasting for Kids" event, raising money for Give Kids the World.

Give Kids the World is a non-profit organization that provides free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

The event allowed participants the chance to ride the Racer as many times as they wanted. Some people definitely took advantage, strapping in more than 70 times!

At the end of the day, more than $7,500 was raised.

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