SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) — More than 500 kids battling cancer got a chance to just have some fun Sunday at a Bay Area amusement park.

The children took part in Courageous Kids Day at Great America in Santa Clara, and according to parents, it was a break for them as well.

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“It’s nice to have a day away from all the stress, and have fun with other kids like normal kids should be able to do,” mom Jacqueline Cornell said.

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The event was sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

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