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Times Square, 1 WTC go gold for childhood cancer awareness

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Things are looking up for cute little Cami King. Not only is her cancer in remission, she also just got to meet Mickey, Minnie and Elmo in Times Square. But, if you can believe it, there's something else this 4-year-old is even more excited about: Times Square going gold.

The Times Square Advertising Coalition lighted up in gold to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.  The tallest building in the western hemisphere, 1 World Trade Center also went gold.

Another New York City landmark has not been so gracious. The Empire State Building has repeatedly refused pediatric cancer patients' parents requests to light gold, even going so far as to say it's being bullied by families like these.

But, others have stepped up.

The Prudential building in Boston is going gold. So is Niagara Falls Peace Bridge, Ireland's Trim Castle, and even Australia's Bell Tower.   Now add Times Square to the growing list of those glowing gold around the globe.

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