Young cancer patients meet Cubs player Anthony Rizzo

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A group of cancer survivors hung out with the Cubs before Friday's game, including one of the players, who is a cancer survivor himself. (WLS)

Kids got the chance to be kids again on Friday at Wrigley Field. The special group of cancer survivors hung out with the Cubs before Friday's game, including one of the players, who is a cancer survivor himself.

The children who were battling cancer made memories on the field at Childhood Cancer Awareness Day at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs were "going gold," joining Major League Baseball in the fight against pediatric cancer.

"It means everything, I just find it so awesome that the Cubs went through this to help all the people that are going through cancer and fighting against it," Andrianna Fernandes, a cancer patient, said.

Anthony Rizzo, was one of several players that spent time with his special fans before taking the field against the San Francisco Giants.

Rizzo, a cancer survivor, knows what they're going through.

He tweeted, "Eight years ago today I was told I was in remission. I remember crying and hugging my family thinking how lucky we were."

"He is an amazing guy, he's so caring and he's lovable, he's awesome and he cares so much about everything," Fernandes said.

The youngsters and their families got the VIP treatment. They not only met their favorite players in the dugout but also watched the action in a suite.

"Imagine me seeing her out here, it's like priceless to a parent, because it gets her to smile," Lisa Morello, a mother, said.

Thousands of children are diagnosed with cancer each year. It's a hard battle made little easier on days like Friday.

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