Family in shock after learning donation can stolen - WNEM TV 5

Family in shock after learning donation can stolen

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SHIAWASSEE COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A Mid-Michigan family can't believe that someone would steal a donation can from a convenience store counter.

The can was to raise funds for cancer research in memory of a woman who passed away a couple of years ago.

Amber Evans can't believe that someone stole a donation can from a convenience store in Shiawassee County. Evans has placed several of the cans to collect money for cancer research.

She's doing it in memory of her cousin Christina Lanning. Lanning died a few years ago of breast cancer at the age of 34, leaving behind a husband and four children.

"I just want to raise money for other people who are going through this so hopefully they don't have to have the same outcome we did," says Evans.

Christina's mother, Sue Fornier also can't believe someone took the donation can. She misses her daughter tremendously.

"She was an amazing person, she was always there whenever anybody needed anything, she'd give you the shirt off her back, she was a loving wonderful mother, a beautiful dancer," said Fornier.

Evans hopes that the theft of a can like this will actually lead to something positive.

Proceeds from the cans go towards the relay for life event at the Shiawasee County fairgrounds this June. Evans formed a team in Christina's name a couple of years ago for the relay. She hopes this publicity will generate more interest in people donating or participating in the relay.

That Relay for Life event is June 13 and 14.

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