Pink Tractor To Raise Breast Cancer AwarenessWritten by Beatriz Reyna
A pink John Deere tractor in Custer County is getting quite the attention on Facebook.
So far it's had more than 15 thousand likes on John Deere's Facebook page.
But while it's out in about its turning heads.
Robert Myers has been restoring tractors since he can remember.
“People play ball with their dads and we restore tractors,” says Robert.
But when his better half Cynthia Huhman, said she'd never drive a tractor again unless it was pink...the challenge was on.
“It started as a joke,” says Cynthia.
More than two hundred man hours later, Robert built this.
“This is our 1949 John Deere B tractor. It just came out of a fence row it had sat there for twenty five years and we pulled in it and rebuilt and repainted it,” says Robert.
He restored the tractor last June.
And was completed hours before the State Fair.
“There were some men that thought it was a big mistake to color a John Deere pink. But they usually say it catches their attention,” says Robert.
While they plan to drive the tractor.
“We try to drive tractors in every parade we can get to,” says Robert.
Cynthia knows her friend Rhonda Rose will be watching.
She died of ovarian cancer in 2006.
“I don't know one person who hasn't been touched by cancer so maybe someday we can put an end to cancer,” says Cynthia.
Robert and Cynthia plan to use the pink tractor to promote cancer awareness.
They are currently working with University of Nebraska's Medical Center Eppley Cancer Center to raise funds for cancer research.