SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Apparently even in a slow economy, selling advertisements on an urn can be a hot ticket.
A Springfield man has sold out ad space he is selling on his own urn.
Aaron Jamison has terminal cancer and was given only months to live by his doctors. Knowing his fate is all but sealed, he decided to sell ads on his own urn so his wife Kristin won’t have to worry about cremation costs when he dies. KVAL brought you the story of his quest April 19.
Now, the animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has snapped up two of the ads.
The group, known for its outspoken marketing campaigns, spent $200 on the two ads, according to a press release. One of the ads reportedly takes a jab at Kentucky Fried Chicken by saying “I’ve kicked the bucket – have you? Boycott KFC.”
The second ad encourages people to adopt homeless animals. It reads “People who buy purebred dogs really burn me up. Always adopt.”
Other ad space on the urn is expected to go to Terese's Place and Cry Baby Ink, both of Springfield, according to KVAL's previous report.
“If all dogs go to heaven, Aaron Jamison is sure to be greeted by lots of tail wags and sloppy kisses,” said PETA executive vice president Tracy Reiman.
Jamison wrote on his blog that he has sold enough ads to cover the cost of his cremation. He has also received donations that are going to his medical bills.
“I can hardly believe all that God, and you, have done!” he wrote. “It’s been amazing, overwhelming and just beautiful to watch.”
Watch KVAL's original story with Jamison: