The original Colonel Sanders passed away from complications of leukemia, and both Randall and his wife Joyce have experienced the passing of family members as a result of cancer. It’s a disease they both understand and has majorly impacted their lives and the lives of many others. In combination with spreading joy as the beloved Colonel Sanders, Randall and Joyce hope to make a difference with their charitable fundraising efforts.
Visiting a local Relay for Life in character as Colonel Sanders touched Randall’s heart in an indescribable way. He saw how much joy Colonel Sanders brought to those around him, and he wanted to do more. That’s when he and his wife came up with the idea of taking a fried chicken bucket and turning it into a donation bucket, raising money for cancer research.
Randall and Joyce currently work with their local American Cancer Society. They have a dream of one day putting a Bucket for a Cure donation bucket on the counter of every KFC across the United States.