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Learn How To Get "Flushed"

By: Marie Luby Email
By: Marie Luby Email

A group of volunteers from Letcher County is fighting to find a cure for cancer one flush at a time.

WYMT’s Marie Luby tagged along during some of their special deliveries around Whitesburg to benefit the Relay For Life.

Call it Operation Toilet Delivery, but these ladies aren't here to fix a plumbing problem they're here to flush out cancer.

The owner of Bill's Marathon is among the latest to see the purple potty on his doorstep.

One of his employees paid 10 dollars to have it delivered.

“Bill's always good to us and we always thought that we'd get a joke on him, and then my dad died of cancer, and my papaw did, and it was for a good cause,” Terry Perkins said.

The 10 dollar delivery fee benefits the Relay-For-Life. Another 10 dollars gets the toilet removed, and Bill puts in another 10 to send the commode over to Hobo's Diner a big surprise for the owner.

Volunteers with Premium Baptist Church have raised more than 200 dollars so far. It's a cause near and dear to the heart of organizer Felicia Bates, who lost many loved ones to cancer.

And with every flush, she feels one step closer to finding a cure, “I always say, it's not a matter of if you get cancer, it's a matter of when you get cancer, so everybody needs to join in the fight against this, everybody,” Bates said.

To find out how you can Flush someone in the Whitesburg area contact Felicia Bates at 633-9620


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