Purcellville high school students go “LoCo” on cancer, aiming to raise $50 thousand


A polka dotted toilet is making its way around Purcellville…and it isn’t a prank. 

Last year, the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society raised $2.2 million for cancer research. This year, its goal is to raise $2.5 million, and ten high school students are fundraising to do just that.

The “Cancer stinks!” toilet is a ploy by the LoCo on Cancer team to raise its goal of $50 thousand in honor of their classmate who died in 2018 from brain cancer.

“Seeing that she was going through so much and we couldn’t physically help her…this is a great way to help not only her but her family and tell her that we’re here for her,” said high school senior Kaitlyn Money. 

The teens drop the toilet on homeowners’ yards. If the homeowner pays $50, he or she can choose where the it goes next.

“I think it’s cool just to see there’s nine other people who care as much about this as I do,” said high school junior Trae Ballinger. 

The teens aren’t allowed to reveal how much they’ve made so far, but they report they’ve raised 25 percent of their goal. 

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