College prank turns into cancer fundraiser

What started out as a college prank turned into a cancer fundraiser today. A family in Fairfield say they got the idea when they found

FAIRFIELD - What started out as a college prank turned into a cancer fundraiser today. A family in Fairfield say they got the idea when they found more than two dozen pumpkins in their backyard last week, put there by a University of New Haven fraternity.

The Howat family decided to sell them to help someone close to their hearts. The two younger Howats wanted to help a 9-year-old friend who had childhood cancer and is now in remission.

The kids sold the 30 pumpkins for a charity called 'Team Brent,' which has raised $6.5 million through the years.

Brent McCreesh was diagnosed with stage four Neuroblastoma cancer when he was just two and a half years old. McCreesh is now in third grade and has been cancer free for six years.

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