Holcomb teen grows pumpkins to raise money for breast cancer research
By SCOTT AUST
Holcomb sophomore Maggie Roth hopes to see a pink pumpkin on every porch in Finney County.
“I think everyone is affected by cancer, whether it’s themselves or a family member or friend,” she said. “Everyone is affected by it at some point in their life.”
Roth, 15, has spent the past four months raising pink pumpkins on her family’s farm as part of a Future Farmers of America project and a fundraiser on behalf of breast cancer research.
While no one in her immediate family has had breast cancer, Roth said a grandfather had cancer.
After the national FFA convention in Indianapolis last year, Roth was looking for a project to do for her SAE, supervised agricultural experience, and stumbled upon the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation website.
“We thought it fit good because my dad has been growing pumpkins for over 26 years,” she said…
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