The Runaway Hamsters aren't exactly the Beatles. Well, not yet, anyway. But the group of 9-year-old sibling rockers clearly have their hearts in the right place.
The Boise, Idaho, foursome – 9-year-old Isabella (drums) and 8-year-old triplets Abby (keyboard), Gabby (vocals) and Riley Keen (guitar and bass) – recorded an original single titled "RunAway" to raise money to fight cancer. They were inspired by a friend who is fighting the disease.
Earlier this year, their friend Matt Dittrich was diagnosed with cancer. Gabby told KTVB that Matt has a brain tumor and lost his hair due to treatments. He has trouble walking and has to use a wheelchair.
Wanting to help their friend, the kids set out to produce their own CD with some funds fronted by their parents, according to KTVB. They've raised over $1,200 so far. The albums are available for sale on the group's Facebook page. CDs are $5, with the proceeds reportedly going toward worthy causes.
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