The challenge was for each business or
organization to create its own fundraiser within its staff and raise
money to be donated to the ACS through the Relay for Life of Logan
Several took the challenge and since the first of October, LDN has
run several photos of fundraisers held for the pink challenge.
Among those participating was Eaton Corporation in Lincoln. The
group went all out, holding a number of activities throughout the
month, some for money and some to just raise awareness. Among the
fun events they held was a random photo collection that was on
display at the factory showing various staff dressed in their pink
The shirts themselves were a fundraiser for ACS. The special
designed pink shirt that read on the back “powered by pink” was sold
to the employees with the profits from the shirts going into the
kitty for ACS.
Another activity at the plant raised awareness, money, and laughter
as employees purchased tickets to get the opportunity to put a pie
in the face their supervisor!
That activity was held at the end of the month, and the pie in the
face proved to be hilarious for those watching it all take place,
and the ones who earned the special treat took it with very good
Scott Goodman took a pie twice for the cause. The
first time he was prepared as Thomas Jefferson smacked the pie into
his face. Goodman and Jefferson are both in management at the plant.
It was fun to see them. But the second pie was more or less an
As Goodman was standing at the trash can ridding himself of residue
pie, co-worker Diana Stoll hit him again! Stoll is nearing her 33rd
anniversary with the company, so she got double her money on her
Stoll also got a good hit on co-worker Sandy
Swearingen. Sandy is the Manufacturing Coordinator with Eaton.
[to top of second column]
Sandy and her husband also gave a little extra for the pink
challenge. They paid the printer’s set up fee for the shirts, making
it that much easier for Eaton to sell the shirts with a profit built
in for ACS.
More fun in the face came for Chris Mechling (stocking cap) who
plastered Production Manager Matt Flynn. Just a bit of trivia,
Matt’s face was the one who sold the most tickets in this pie in the
And of course, it wouldn’t be a day of pie in the
face without hitting the big boss. Plant Manager Erik Olson came
prepared, wearing his pink shirt, he took his seat and graciously
took his pie!
At the end of the month, Ginger Musick who worked to coordinate the
fundraising efforts at Eaton said that the group had come very close
to raising $2,000 for the American Cancer Society. She also said
that she had five shirts left to sell and she was determined to get
someone to buy them. If she can, they will meet that $2,000 goal.
Thanks so much to Ginger as well as the entire staff at Eaton. Your
contribution to the ACS will be earmarked for use in Logan County
for breast cancer awareness and support.