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.READ MORE: 2 People In Very Serious Condition After Shooting Not Far From FTX Arena
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.READ MORE: Florida Hospital Administrators Ask Lawmakers For Help Amid Staffing Crisis
“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.MORE NEWS: Florida City Police Officers Arrest Driver Wanted In Fatal Hit-&-Run Of Mini Scooter Rider
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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