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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Some Lee County High School seniors partied for a good cause Saturday night.

High schoolers celebrated graduation with a RAVE party at the Chehaw educational center.

But the teenagers didn't come just to dance. The money they raised will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of 2-year-old Colleen Hood, an Albany child that suffers from the disease.

Entry to the party was at least a dollar although some kids gave more at the door.

"This was really an opportunity for us to do something and it would be more than just a party celebrating being seniors and graduating but that we could you know make a difference and help out this little girl. Colleen goes to the preschool my mother works at so it just worked out, and I've seen her before and she's adorable," says Ashley Hinnant, a Senior at Lee County High School and the event's organizer.

Around 500 kids showed up. The party planners hope they at least raised much needed awareness about the disease.

They also hope tonight sets a good example for future senior classes.

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