Pink buckets at KFC help raise money for the fight against cancer - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/25/10

KFC is going Pink to raise money for the Komen Foundation for the Cure

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By Karin McCay| email

Edited by Kristin Beerman | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Who would have ever thought the Colonel would go pink?  But, that is the color of money for Colonel Sanders, who is hoping Kentucky Fried Chicken can raise millions for the fight against breast cancer.  

Barbara Perez is the manager of the KFC on 19th Street in Lubbock and says that this fundraiser touches her heart because her grandmother had breast cancer.

"We just want to sell as many buckets as we can and we're averaging 66 buckets a day, so that's pretty good," said Perez.

For the next four weeks, every bucket of chicken will be Pink to remind customers that they are helping fight breast cancer, since a portion of each Pink purchase goes to the Komen Foundation for a Cure. 

"KFC has a goal of over $8-million with this campaign, and they have guaranteed at least a $1-million donation if they reach that $8-million mark," said Ashley Hamm,  "It will be the largest single donation to Komen in history."

You'll notice the Pink bucket is completely covered with the names of breast cancer patients, some of which have lost their battle, along with the names of many breast cancer survivors.  You can also just buy a Pink bucket for a $1 donation which will go to the effort.

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