Rochester, N.Y. - Rather than getting gifts for their birthdays, three teens from Fairport asked their friends to give back to the community instead.
Lindsay Kenrick, Rachel Orth and Kendall Disanto threw a combined party for their 'Sweet 16,' but urged guests not to buy them gifts.
Instead, the asked for donations for the Pluta Cancer Center.
It's a cause close to their hearts. Kenrick lost her mother to cancer a year and a half ago.
She was a pluta patient and was always grateful for the care she received there.
"It makes me feel good inside, knowing I can help other kids," Kenrick said. "I've been through it and I'd love to help them."
The girls raised more than $3,600 for the center.
"We didn't think we'd raise that much," Disanto said.
This wasn't the first time the trio gave back on their birthdays. A few years ago, they turned their 13th birthday into a fundraiser for a charity in Haiti.