Susan Crum-Teague Foundation Raises Funds and Awareness in Greeneville, Tennessee
Scott Teague wanted to make his wife smile while she underwent treatment for breast cancer in fall of 2013, so he decided to decorate their yard for Halloween with a twist.
“He painted all of the pumpkins pink, even some of the hay and some of the fodder had a pink tint to them,” Susan Crum-Teague told Greenville NBC affiliate WBIR.
Susan realized she had found her calling and started the Susan Crum-Teague Foundation, who’s mission is to “educate and increase awareness, as well as provide financial assistance to those battling breast cancer in Greeneville and Greene County.”
The foundation sponsored a “Greene Goes Pink” 5K walk/run and “Unite & Bike Against Breast Cancer” bike ride at Kinser park on Saturday, Oct. 4. The following day the foundation held the “Paint Pumpkins Pink” event which was a hit with the children and families who had enjoyed Scott’s original pink decorations.
“We have been very blessed along our journey during the past year, and I want to be able to help others in our own community battling this terrifying and life-changing disease,” Crum-Teague told The Greeneville Sun.
She is applying for 501(c)(3) status for the foundation so that all gifts will be tax deductible.