Bucky on Parade: Giving back to the community

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- While "Bucky on Parade" adds fun to Dane County streets, it also gives back to the community.

UW-Madison basketball coach, Greg Gard, is a co-founder of Garding Against Cancer. His organization works with It's a collaboration between the Carbone Cancer Center, UW Health, and the UW Foundation.

"It's an idea I was presented over a year ago in terms of what the Madison Area Sports Commission had in mind and what was going to happen," said Gard. "It's really taken off, the artists have done a great job."

In September, the statues will be put up for auction, and the money raised will benefit several organizations.

"For having an event like that choosing our foundation as a beneficiary to where they want their funds to go or part of their funds to go from the auction of those Buckys is really special," said Gard. "That in turn goes back to the local community, where we kept all our funding here in Madison and across the state."