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Kids fighting cancer take off from Mitchell International Airport on special flight to the North Pole

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A very special flight took off from Mitchell International Airport on Saturday morning. It was headed to the North Pole!

Saturday morning's flight was a trip for dozens of kids battling childhood cancer and their families.

Many of the families are struggling due to medical expenses and so, volunteers even provided free gifts.

Organizers say the event is a chance for families to create a happy memory during a tough time.

"This room goes from a concrete room, to a bin of electricity, the kids are so excited and the energy level of all of them is just contagious, It's just the best day ever," said Laura Golner, Flight Director.

Founded in 1985 -- this F'light to the North Pole' was the very first of its kind in the United States. The event now takes place in at least 20 cities across the country. 

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