The American Cancer Society will host its fall fundraiser, known as the 'Big Dig', Saturday at the Rilite Aggregate haul pit from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The event allows children, some currently battling pediatric cancer, to get hands on with big trucks and tractors. It's a first time experience and rare opportunity for kids to drive and operate bulldozers, haul trucks, excavators, and many other pieces of heavy equipment.

Proceeds benefit pediatric cancer research. 

The American Cancer Society helps children and adults alike in the fight against all types of cancer. The Society is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing it, saving lives and diminishing suffering through research, education, advocacy and service.