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Hot air balloons take to the sky this weekend for a good cause

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Several hot air balloons will take to the sky this weekend, all for a good cause.

As the hot air balloons go up, the Family Care Foundation hopes the cost for medical expenses goes down.

The local non-profit helps fill the gap for those with excessive medial bills. But, the Chairman of the Board says it's not easy keeping up with the growing demand. 

"Sometimes as the economy slows, donations slow but the demand gets bigger, so it's kinda an inverse deal. So, those are the times you really need more help," David Jones told us. 

All events this weekend will be weather permitting.

Friday 10/18: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Balloon Glow at the Don Harrington Discovery Center

Saturday 10/19: 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Sunrise Mass Ascension from High Plains Children's Home at 11461 S. Western

Saturday 10/19: 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. Family Care Foundation Fund Raising Dinner Balloon Bash at Don Harrington Discovery Center, $50 per couple

Sunday 10/20: 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Glow and Sunrise Mass Ascension from Palo Duro Canyon, Free admission to the park between 6:00 - 10:00 a.m.  

Colleen Nelson - NewsChannel 10