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Carilion Children's Hospital participates in National Twist Day

Mugsy does 'the twist' for kids at Carilion Children's Hospital

ROANOKE, Va. – Mascots across the country twisted away childhood cancer as part of National Twist Day.

Several young patients at Carilion Children's Hospital got to see Salem Red Sox's mascot, Mugsy doing 'the twist.'

Mugsy twisted for 36 seconds, representing the number of children who are diagnosed with cancer every day in the U.S.

Patient, Madison said, she fixed up her hair just for Mugsy and was thrilled to get a hand-delivered autograph from the baseball mascot.

“I'm going to keep it forever, because this is so exciting. This is my favorite team,” Madison said.

“I'm going to hang mine up on my wall,” Kemo, a patient at the hospital said.

Carilion Children's Hospital is one of more than 50 hospitals throughout the U.S. to participate in this special day.