Flushing Out Cancer
"It's a funny reaction. They say what are you doing bringing a toilet in our business."
It's not every day that a toilet gets dropped off, but in this case it is for a good cause. Stephanie Gonzalez, community manager of the American Cancer Society and the rest of her team spent the day trying to flush out cancer. Once the purple toilet gets dropped off, the business or home owner can donate $20 to have it removed.
"If you don't donate we're going to leave the toilet in front of your yard or in front of your business for two days."
For those that do donate, they decide where one of the four purple toilets is dropped off next. They're goal..to raise $95,000 in Laredo. As we followed the American Cancer Society group around the city, business owners who received the throne were more than happy to help.
"I wasn't familiar with the concept of it so I really didn't know what to expect when I saw the purple toilet."
Once Garcia heard it was to help with cancer research, he felt compelled to donate saying that everyone has been affected in one way or another by the disease.
"I'm always happy to help for cancer. It's a very deadly disease and we're far behind in the research."
In case you didn't see the purple toilet today, there's still tomorrow.
"Watch out Laredo...we're coming to your home."