Eat chicken, beat cancer

Published 7:19 pm Thursday, April 15, 2010

Purchasing buckets of Kentucky Fried Chicken breasts, wings or thighs will help breasts nationwide.

KFC Buckets for the Cure will donate $0.50 from every six, eight or 10 pound pink bucket sold from April 13 through May 30 to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which researches the causes, treatment and a possible cure for breast cancer.

“They say if goes as expected, it will be the single biggest donation they have every gotten,” said Mark Woodson, owner of the KFC on Highland Avenue.

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The minimum donation will be $1 million, but the company has a goal to donate $8 million. Names of breast cancer survivors or those who have lost their lives to the cancer will be listed on the side of the pink buckets.

Woodson had the option to participate in the campaign, because the cost of buckets is more expensive than traditional buckets, but in his mind, this was not an option.

His father passed away from throat cancer in 2007, so providing donations to cancer research holds a soft spot in his heart.

“I couldn’t say no to that,” Woodson said. “I love selling chicken, and it can help do something good.”

More than 5000 KFC restaurants nationwide are participating.