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.Whizzco