Touring toilets help Brentwood gymnasts attempt to 'Flush Away Cancer'
Dr.Tamatha Johnson, owner of Brentwood Dental Designs in Epping, and office coordinator Jo-Ann Dillow pose with a pink potty on display at the office to raise money for Unite For HER. (JASON SCHREIBER PHOTO)
The toilets are eye-catching because they're pink.
They're also landing in front yards and at area businesses.
"I was hysterical, of course, and my children had a lot of fun with it," said Johnson, owner of Brentwood Dental Designs in Epping.
The campaign was launched by a competitive Junior Olympic team from Gymnastics at Brentwood Commons in Brentwood.
Teams were encouraged to raise money before the meet. The top three teams that raise the most for the foundation will receive a donation to bring back to a breast cancer organization in their area.
The "Flush Away Cancer" campaign raises money in a few different ways. According to the "plumbing policies," people who want to stick the toilet on their neighbor's yard must pay $20. The neighbor who ends up with the toilet must then pay $20 to have it removed. Potty protection insurance can also be purchased for $30 to prevent the potty from returning.
"My poor husband. For the longest time he was the one having to lug it from each different house. He's been a trouper," she said, laughing.
The two toilets are now traveling around Brentwood and Newton.
The pink potties have been a big hit. In fact, Lenihan said there is now a list of people waiting to get the potties, which remain in a neighbor's yard or at a business for 24 to 48 hours.
"The kids get so excited, like it's Santa Claus and they can't wait for it to come to their yard," she said.
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