Like most people, Anne Cross May and her husband, Jim May, owners of Kum Duck Calls in Rickreal, Oregon, have been touched by the effects of cancer. Still, the couple never expected to be raising money and awareness for the cause when they created a pink version of a duck call.
The Mays designed the hunting tool as a way to show their love for their 4-year-old granddaughter, Vivian Rose, according to OregonLive.com
. The item, which was named Wild Rose, was soon put up for sale in their store.
However, it was only a short time later that the couple received a note from Joe Reinhardt of Reno, Nevada, explaining how the product had quite the impact on a breast cancer fundraiser.
"Our local retriever club holds an annual AKC hunt test and we have a raffle [and] auction during the event. We were given a call and I decided to auction it off to support cancer research," Reinhardt wrote. So far the initiative has raised more than $6,000 for the American Cancer Society and the Susan G Komen for the Cure.
According to BeautyBeyondBreast.com
, the color pink became synonymous with breast cancer in 1991, when cosmetics giant Estée Lauder, Self Magazine and breast cancer patient Charlotte Hayley started the pink ribbon