CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A Charlottesville restaurant is remembering children who lost their lives to cancer by helping raise money for research. Moose's by the Creek hosted a ‘Carnival for the Cure’ on Saturday featuring plenty of games and activities - including car smashing, face painting, a fire eater, and more.

It even had a dunk tank, which NBC29’s very own Kasey Hott fell victim to a couple of times. All that fun was in honor of Team Chemo - three children close to the owners impacted by cancer.

"This is something that at any time could happen to anybody unexpectedly. We have to support the community who supports us,” said Amy Benson, co-owner of Moose's By The Creek.

Saturday's carnival raised more than $8,000 which will all be going to the University of Virginia Children's Hospital.