Christmas Tree Store Helps Fight Deadly Disease

The Christmas buzz is back in the air. That sound can mean only one thing, time for a new tree. For Sally Duffy and her daughter Arianna, the right tree makes all the difference.

"I mean, you have to have everything just right. having the perfect tree, for my mom it was a tradition to have the perfect tree all the time, and it didn't matter what kind of tree it was, it was just perfect," says Sally Duffy.

Sally's 16 foot Noble Fir may have been the biggest sold Sunday at Altemus Christmas Trees on Kietchke and Virginia, but it definitely wasn't the only one.

"Today was pretty crazy we had like 40 cars around here and we were running around like chickens with our heads cut off," says Abram Schroeder.

This year at Altemus Christmas Trees, it's not just about making enough money so they can put presents under their own trees, it's about giving a gift of a more generous kind.

"We're donating 50 percent of the profits to the cystic fibrosis foundation and we're close friends with someone who has Cystic Fibrosis," says Chad Mahler.

Their friend Nate suffers from the genetic lung disease that affects 30,000 people in the United States. They hope the money raised will help Nate and others with CF. So shoppers at Altemus can get more than simply a good tree.

"It's for a good cause, so this was our first stop," says Sally Duffy.

Now Sally and Arianna can get their tree home to for their favorite part.

"Putting the Angel on top," says Arianna Duffy.


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