Standing up to cancer one pumpkin at a time

Jamie Heap
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Rodney teens selling pink pumpkins to raise money for breast cancer research

In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cousins Josh Tannahill and Matt Casey will be selling their pink pumpkins a couple evenings per week during the month of October in Springhill. Two dollars from the sale of each $5.00 pink pumpkin purchase will benefit breast cancer research. Donations can also be made at the general store in Collingwood and the Needs Convenience store in Springhill.

RODNEY-Teen pumpkin growers Josh Tannahill, Matt Casey and their pumpkins are making headlines again in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“We’ve sold over 1,200 pumpkins so far,” stated Tannahill, 19, on Saturday. “Today is our first day selling pink pumpkins and our last day for U-Pick selling,” he added. “We will be selling our pumpkins a couple nights a week in Springhill.”

“People are really liking the pink ones,” stated Matt Casey. “Everyone says it’s a great idea.” The idea of painting pumpkins pink was the brainchild of Malcolm Casey, the modest father of the aforesaid eighteen-year-old pumpkin grower.

“I had a brain wave last week that we should paint the rest of the pumpkins pink as a way of giving back,” stated Malcolm. “It’s been a week-long process (requiring) a lot of painting” he added. “The boys (Josh and Matt) deserve all of the credit.”

In addition to selling their pink pumpkins out of their truck a couple nights a week in Springhill in the weeks leading up to Halloween, donations can be made at the convenience store and Collingwood, notwithstanding the Springhill Needs store.

Two dollars from the sale of each $5.00 pumpkin benefits breast cancer research.

Josh and Matt’s U-Pink Pumpkins would also like to thank D & J Home Hardware (Springhill) for supplying them pink with paint, as well as Hunter Sign Design.




Geographic location: Springhill

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