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Noogiefest fall festival held for kids affected by cancer

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's a holiday tradition ... a Halloween themed party for children connected to cancer.

Noogiefest is a free, fall festival open to all kids, ages three to 15, whose lives have been touched by the disease.

The annual event is a collaboration between Gilda's Club Louisville and the Junior League of Louisville.

The clubhouse is transformed into party central with games, face-painting, trick-or-treating and more.

"We like to come in and have such a lighthearted event where kids can come in and forget about their cancer journey that they're going through or someone in their family is going through. So this just provides a fun day of full of fun, fall activities for them to participate in," Brittany Harris, Junior League member, said.

Noogiefest is named for a skit between Bill Murray and Gilda Radner.

Radner is the namesake of Gilda's Club.

During the skit, Murray gives Radner's character a "noogie."

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