Purple Toilet Raises Money to Fight Cancer

Published 05/05 2014 04:21PM

Updated 05/05 2014 06:29PM

An unusual lawn ornament has been popping up around Greater Binghamton.

A purple toilet was recently seen on the front lawn of Seton Catholic Central Principal Rich Bucci. It was placed there by Seton students as a fundraiser for the school's upcoming Relay for Life event.

In order to have it removed, home owners pay a donation to the American Cancer Society. They can even designate a new location for the toilet's planting.

Seton is the only high school in Central New York to hold a Relay for Life. Its first one raised over $18,000 last year.

"I think people just find it funny that you take just a normal household thing that you never see outside on a household lawn. You just see this and a sign next to it saying its raising money for the American Cancer Society and it's just something else in their heads and reminds them of what's going on," said senior student chair Liam Fontaine.

The relay will take place on May 16th from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. inside the school gym on Seminary Avenue in Binghamton.

There is a $10 registation fee, and participants also collect pledges.

For more information, visit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life website.

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