Ride a roller coaster for a cause

Simultaneously experience the thrill of a marathon roller coaster ride and the thrill of helping children in need.

Cedar Point and Kings Island are participating in this year's Coasting for Kids event, a day when participants earn exclusive riding privileges on signature coasters by fundraising for Give Kids the World. The nonprofit organization offers free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Ride for a cause in the fifth annual event on June 9. Learn more at www.coastingforkids.org.