ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Hundreds attended the 5th annual Cabin Fever Bean Bag Tournament in Rochester on Saturday.
Competitors from 128 teams went head to head on the bean bag courts to raise money for cancer research. The event also recognized those who've been touched by cancer.
Children fighting the disease or who recently lost a parent to cancer were invited to participate in a special game of bags. The kids were asked to pick their hero to play with them. Lydia Pankratz, a 13-year-old cancer survivor, chose her nurse practitioner.
"Donna's a really big part of my life because I see her a lot for checkups," said Pankratz.
All the money raised from the tournament, silent auction, door prizes and costume contest will be donated to the Eagles Cancer Telethon. Last year's event raised $53,000 for cancer research. This year's event is on track to make the new goal of $60,000.
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