Birthday Wish For Teenage Girl: Help Others

By KBJR News 1

September 18, 2011 Updated Sep 18, 2011 at 10:32 PM CDT

Superior, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) - 14-year-old Mariah Goodreau hosted her birthday at World of Wheels.

But Mariah wasn't looking for presents or favors, instead the young teen was looking for donations for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Last year she hosted her birthday and raised $250 for cancer research.

This year she hoped to get even more collected for the fund.

"They were asking for donations for the children and they sent letters of the children telling their stories and why they were there and what its like, and I just felt bad that the children had to go through this because I had an aunt who had cancer," said Mariah.

Mariah hopes that this event could become an annual fundraiser for St. Jude's.

Raffle tickets were sold for care packages including free food, hotel getaways, and even signed Vikings merchandise.