March 1, 2014

Flush cancer away with Relay for Life

The Oskaloosa Herald


A Relay for Life team has a creative way to raise funds and flush cancer down the drain.

Relay for Life will be held March 29 at the William Penn University Penn Activities Center.

Team Smack with Co-Captains Noelle Bolibaugh and Rochelle Holly are placing a toilet in people's yards so they can contribute money to the cause and help “Flush Cancer Away.”

“We started it in the mayor's yard,” Bolibaugh said.

A purple toilet found its way to Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt's yard Thursday afternoon and he paid to have it moved to a neighbor's yard.

“This is the first year with this type of fund-raiser,” she said.

There are different fees to have the toilet moved from your yard. It costs $10 for it to be moved; $25 will allow you to have it moved to a friend's yard; and $50 will ensure that the toilet will not find its way back to your yard, Bolibaugh said.

The proceeds of the fund-raiser will go to Mahaska County Relay for Life, she said. The fund-raiser will run the next couple of weeks leading up to Relay for Life, she said.

Each member of Team Smack has a personal goal of raising more than $100 and the team goal is to raise more than $1,000, Bolibaugh said.

“We have 16 members,” she said.

Bolibaugh said the fund-raiser has special meaning since Holly has been a cancer survivor for nine years.

Herald Editor Duane Nollen can be reached by email at oskynews@oskyherald.com