Thrill-seekers raise money for a good cause

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Participants of Coasting of Kids 2012 experienced the thrill of a roller coaster and the thrill of helping those in need on Sunday.

Kings Island hosted the event to raise money for Give Kids the World (GKTW), a Florida non-profit resort providing vacations for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families for free.

Participants were encouraged to raise at least $75 each for GKTW. Each received free admission into the park, a free Coasting for Kids t-shirt, lunch and unlimited rides on the Racer from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This is the third year Kings Island has hosted the event.

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