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For the heart of Serenity

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

A group of motorcyclists hit the highway Saturday afternoon to raise money and awareness for a special young girl. Serenity Youngberg was recently diagnosed with a rare heart condition called Cardiac Fibroma.

The eight-year-old has a non-cancerous tumor growing in her heart. It affects about one percent of the world's population -- and most kids don't survive.

Youngberg is doing everything she can to beat the disease. Saturday, her family and friends did their part with a motorcycle ride around Black Hawk County.

"I'm speechless. I thought it was going to be some people getting together to cook out. I didn't think that many bikes were going to be here. Just to say, I'm very grateful," said Serenity's father, Gary Wentz.

The fundraiser for Youngberg continues Saturday night at "Big Daddy's" in Waterloo with an auction and raffle.

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