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Baystate Children's Hospital, Six Flags team up for fundraiser

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Two of Western Massachusetts' bigger companies teamed up for a fundraiser on Saturday.

Six Flags New England was the site of the first Ride for Miracles event, which raised money for Baystate Children's Hospital.

Guests who were doing the fundraising, many with ties to the hospital, received a free ticket to the park for every $50 they collected.

In previous years, the fundraiser was a walk, but organizers told CBS 3 that this was a change for the better.

"It's a lot to do a walk and then ride in our park," said Jennifer McGrath, communications manager for Six Flags New England. "This year, [it was] very simplified. They came out, raised money. We're celebrating them and riding our rides."

"I think last year we all walked," said Laura Morris, whose family raised money for the event.  "It was awesome to be here and support the children's hospital, but this is way more fun and a better way to celebrate together."

Organizers believe Saturday's Ride for Miracles event reached its goal of $30,000 raised for the children's hospital.

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