Tampa, Florida -- The Krewe of the Nautilus had 10 VIPs on their float today -- 10 Bay area children all battling cancer and undergoing chemotherapy.
The hope was to give the kids a day away from the hospital to let them just be kids again.
Also, there was a stroller parade today featuring dozens of homemade pirate ships. The winning entries were each given foam pirate swords.
The Gasparilla Day Parade is next Saturday afternoon. It traditionally attracts a crowd of up to a half million people.