Montrose County Sheriff’s Office Takes the Bean Challenge For Charity
The idea is to leave a bad taste in your mouth, and that's exactly what happened recently when the Montrose County Sheriff's Office responded to the challenge to eat some mysterious beans for the Skin Cancer Foundation.
From what we can gather, before they each a jelly bean, they don't know if it's a real jelly bean, or something disgusting like dog food, spoiled milk, or a booger. Obviously, from the video you can see that some of these challengees ate something besides a yummy jelly bean.
The Montrose Sheriff's Office met the challenge by making a $50 donation to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Kudos to these individuals for bravely responding to the Bean Challenge.
The challenge was issued by the Colorado State Patrol and the folks in Montrose responded by meeting the challenge and issuing a forwarding challenge to Delta County Sheriff McKee, Undersheriff Mark Taylor of the Delta Police Department, Sgt. Tim Cox from the Montrose Police Department, and Sgt. Thompson of the Kearney Nebraska Police Department. Who will be next?
In Colorado, the skin cancer rate is about 22 out of 100,000 people receiving a skin cancer diagnosis. Interestingly, counties with an elevation of 6,000 feet and higher have higher rates of skin cancer than those at lower elevations, according to the Colorado Health Institute.
By the way, here are a few quick facts about skin cancer from the Skin Cancer Foundation that are good to know.
* Men age 49 and under are more likely to develop melanoma than any other type of cancer.
* Women age 49 and under are more likely to develop melanoma than any other type of cancer except for breast and thyroid cancers.
* While the majority of melanomas are black or brown, they can be skin-colored, red, pink, purple, blue, or white.
* More than 419,000 cancers each year are linked to indoor tanning