Fools on the Roof

POSTED BY: Nichole Hannahs
Friday, March 30, 2012 - 10:41 AM

Members of the community found themselves stranded on a rooftop Friday morning.

It's part of the American Cancer Society's "Fools on a Roof" fundraiser. On the rooftop community members on top of American Pride Power Equipment made phone calls until they  could make enough money to be resecued by the Zanesville Fire Department.

One "Fool" got involved because of his parents.

"My mom is in hospice and she's been there for 19 weeks and I'm there everyday for my mom," said Rocker McMillen. "My dad has lung cancer. Everybody at hospice said you need to come down here and raise some money so we can fight this severe illness and make everyone healthy and have more money for the cure."

A volunteer for the American Cancer Society said fundraising is important because one out of two men and one out of three women will suffer some sort of cancer.

"That's why we need to continue to raise money to help in the modes of early detection, prevention is very important, but again treatment and that's where research comes in to play, to help provide awesome treatment options for people that have the disease," said Michele Hankinson.

The event is designed as a kick off fundraiser for the Amercian Cancer Society's Relay for Life. That takes place June 9th at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

To form at team contact Heather Burns  at or (740) 624-7287.

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