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Coney's Parachute Jump to go gold for cancer research

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Step by step, little Sally Kabel is on her way to beating cancer. But it's no easy fight. This week has been particularly tough for the almost 2-year-old.

Sally's dad, Matt Kabel never expected something else: that the iconic Empire State Building refusing to go gold for just one night to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research. Kabel put in a formal request with building representatives along with ones on social media. Each request was rejected.

Another native Brooklyn family the Kings' child Cami is in remission. And while the Empire State Building keeps saying no to going gold, another famous New York City landmark has said yes. Coney Island's Parachute Jump will dazzle in gold lights beginning September 5 for one week.

Speaking of Brooklyn, Sally's sixth-generation hometown is also stepping up to let Sally and others know "Bay Ridge really does care" with yellow and gold lights.

Talk of those gold lights spreading around the globe. From New York newspapers to London tabloids and even riled-up rappers are tweeting about the Empire State Building refusing to go gold.

The support from just about everyone -- except the building -- makes it just a little bit easier for Sally to take her first steps.

 

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