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Traveling toilet to raise funds for Relay for Life

by Minden Press-Herald

It’s purple, looks like a toilet and has flowers in it.

If it ends up in your yard or in front of your business, don’t panic; rest assured it is from a friend.

It’s probably one of the purple toilets circulating around Webster Parish beginning this week (Aug. 3 through Sept. 12). The proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the “Purple Passion for a Cure” Webster Relay for Life.

The Webster Relay for Life will be Oct. 10 at the Minden Recreation Complex from 3 until 10 p.m. During the upcoming weeks, the purple toilets will be appearing like dandelions in the summer, in yards and businesses, all over the area. The toilets are decorated with different colored flowers with each color representing a different type of cancer.

Though it may seem unorthodox, Webster’s Relay for Life fundraiser has been used in other communities across the nation and is intended to raise awareness.

When the flower-filled porcelain toilet finds its way to your yard or business, you have three choices. The rules of the Flush Out Cancer fundraiser are as follows: for $10 the toilet will be removed; for $20, the toilet will be sent to a friend’s house or business; and for $30, “Flush Insurance Policy” will insure the toilet will not reappear at your business or yard.

Team member Carlos Martin agrees with the following statement: “Cancer can strike anyone at any time, and just like this toilet, it doesn’t matter how important you are or how busy you are. One day it shows up and you have to deal with it.”

For removal of the toilet or if you have a friend or neighbor you’d like to send it to, call Martin at 318-464-7851.

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