Loggers Team Up For Breast Cancer

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Loggers are teaming up to raise money for breast cancer.Logging companies have come together on the project.Here’s something you don’t see every day, a first of its kind PINK tiger cat. “The first time I saw it I almost drove off the road,” said Keith Michaud, Sales Manager Fort Kent Frank Martin Sons It all started as an idea to raise money for breast cancer. “I called my boss one Friday afternoon and I said what do you think if I paint my feller buncher pink, I’d offer to ride a pink feller buncher to try and raise some money, show loggers can do something,” said Dustin Marquis, One of the organizers of “Loggers for Cancer” The project was quite an undertaking. It took 100 hours of man work to paint the tiger cat feller buncher pink! “To turn the machine pink we had sponsors from town that donated paint, donated labor for sand blasting, painting, labor for trucking, everybody chipped in,” said Keith Michaud, Sales Manager Fort Kent Frank Martin Sons A number of forestry companies have sponsored the “Loggers for Cancer” project. They have been pledging on an hourly basis of the pink machine’s operation. “At the end of the year the funds will be split into two, half going to the Edgar Jay Perry cancer fund and the other half going to the Maine Cancer Foundation,” Dustin Marquis, One of the organizers of “Loggers for Cancer” That makes logging with this machinery all the more special. “Everybody, whether it’s a family a friend, or a neighbor has been affected by some form of cancer,” said Dustin Marquis, One of the organizers of “Loggers for Cancer”More than 90-thousand dollars has already been pledged.


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