Childhood Cancer Survivors Honored With Christmas Party

By Jake Perrone - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

December 8, 2013 Updated Dec 8, 2013 at 7:47 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – Tis the season for celebration! Students at North Side High School celebrated children who are cancer survivors and their families, by throwing a Christmas party.

The school held its 27th Annual Christmas party complete with cake, dancing, and presents for the cancer surviving children.

Families say they appreciate all the hard work from volunteers to put on a day like this, and the kids look forward to the festivities every year.

"This is really exciting for them! They look forward to the face painting and they get to eat and have pizza, and all kinds of fun activities for them. They do singing, they always put on a play and it's really, really good and they look forward to it every year,” said Tina Roy, Assistant Program Director for Cancer Services.

Organizers say it's their way of stepping in and showing they care. Roy describes the event as a blessing for all involved.

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