MIAMI (CBSMiami) – If you notice some trick or treaters on Halloween with bright pink pumpkins, there is a good reason for it and it has to with COVID-19 and the fight against cancer.

About 20,000 pink pumpkins are being used to collect donations for the American Cancer Society. Because of the pandemic, donations are down 50% and research is going through major cuts.

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City Furniture provided the pumpkins. The company’s president, Andrew Koenig, whose mother died of breast cancer, said we shouldn’t let COVID devastate breast cancer research.

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“We weren’t going to let the pandemic stop us. I made a promise to my mother five years ago that we would promote the pink pumpkins because one out of eight women dies of this horrible disease,” he said.

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So far, City Furniture has raised $90,000 thanks to donations at its stores and pink car caravans around South Florida.
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