A special purple-painted toilet is making the rounds and it's all in the name of fighting cancer. To the casual observer, a "purple potty" as it's known, doesn't exactly correlate with cancer, but a local team that is participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event is hoping residents will spread the message to "flush away cancer."
The toilet belongs to the Hikers for Hope team who will be participating in the cancer relay July 26 at Pleasanton Middle School. The potty graced the front lawn of the Pleasanton Weekly offices on Sunol Boulevard today, much to the delight and surprise of the Weekly staff, and will continue to be moved to various locations.
The potty will be placed in front of homes specified by homeowners at the previous location. The toilet will be moved every 24 to 48 hours and homeowners are asked to donate $25 for removal, although it's not required.
Beginning May 1, which is "Paint the Town Purple Day," a nationwide American Cancer Society event, the toilet will be visible in the downtown area.
For more information on the Relay for Life, visit www.cancer.org/docroot/PAR/Content/PAR_1_Relay_For_Life.asp