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Kids Hop for a Good Cause 

There was jumping, dancing and cheering at a day care center in Newport where kids had a hoppin’ good time for a good cause.The kids participated in the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s annual Hop-A-Thon at the Kidsville Day Care Center.The kids hopped for one hour to raise money to send a child to the Pine Tree Summer Camp for children and adults with special needs.They exceeded their goal of eight hundred dollars and raised 28-hundred dollars. Instead of one kid, they will be able to send three children to the summer camp.Ten-year-old Emily Nyman thinks it’s cool to be able to have a fun time and raise money for those in need.”It’s really fun to hop because you know you’re doing it for a good cause and you want to raise a lot of money so the other kids can get to do what we can do,” she said.For the past month, a physical therapist has taught the kids how children’s muscles work to help them understand the importance of the MDA.