Dorney Park and Wildwater Kindgom donate $30,000-plus to breast cancer research
Aug 17, 2011
Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, made a hefty donation to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, in hopes or creating positive breast cancer health news, according to the Express Times.
The Park held an adopt-a-duck fundraiser, and the winner would receive a 46-inch television and four season passes to the park. The winner is picked at random, their name on a little pink rubber duck that floats in the park's pool, according to the media outlet.
In order to be apart of the contest, a person had to pay $5, and more than 1,000 people did so. In addition, the park donated $1 for every person that went to their facility for the day between July 18 and August 14, according to the news provider.
The organization donated $34,000 this morning to help in the fight against breast cancer, the new source reports.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will eventually suffer from breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. This disease is the second most fatal cause of cancer related deaths among women, second only to lung cancer.