6 Year Old Porter Barnes Raising Money for Cancer Research

Porter Barnes, a 6-year old Chelsea resident, has pledged to wear pink every day during the month of October to raise awareness and to raise money for breast cancer research. Barners is officially part of the Real Men Wear Pink of Ann Arbor campaign for the American Cancer Society.

“Porter has taken his pledge very seriously and his money from the tooth fairy was his first campaign donation,” said Michelle Barnes, his mother. “With a little help, he also has Silvio’s Organic Pizza and Lorio’s Gelato donating a portion of sales to his campaign. He has his Cornerstone first-grade classroom involved in a coin drive and he spoke to just over 100 4th graders at Wylie (both schools in Dexter).

Here is a link to his campaign page if you would like to follow along: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/porter

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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