The reality starlet sets out to help raise awareness and funds for colon cancer research

By Kate Hogan
Updated September 13, 2011 02:30 PM

Courtesy Michelle Money

Michelle Money and Graham Bunn are teaming up again — this time for a good cause. The Bachelor Pad partners bonded while competing together on the reality show earlier this year and have remained close since shooting wrapped … so close that when Money lost her father, Scott Edward Cartwright, to colon cancer on Aug. 14, Bunn traveled from New York to Utah to support her during the funeral.

“[Graham] was so great and flew out here for my dad’s funeral and was really here for me when I needed him the most,” says Money, who competed for Brad Womack’s heart on the last season of The Bachelor. “He’s been a huge support to me throughout all of this … and having him really be there for me when I needed him has really brought me closer to him as well.”

Now Bunn and Money are partnering up to help raise money for colon cancer research by selling T-shirts through Bunn’s charitable clothing company For Six NYC.

“It’s very simple, but it’s actually a really cool shirt,” Money says of the gray tops she designed with her mother. “I think people will genuinely want to wear it, and on top of that, know that what they’re [wearing] is giving money to an amazing cause.”

Each shirt features the colon cancer ribbon/star symbol and For Six NYC’s trademark “46” in blue — colon cancer’s color. Cartwright’s signature can be found on the bottom of the number four in the graphic.

“‘For Six’ stands for ‘for six different charities,'” explains Money. “Graham and his partners have always donated their money to different pediatric charities, but this T-shirt is very special because it is for my dad and it’s for colon cancer.”

Since losing her father, Money has dedicated herself to raising awareness and research funds for colon cancer.

“That’s where I’m putting all my focus right now: in fundraisers and events and using the platform I’ve been given to really help raise awareness,” she says. “I’m trying to use my frustration and my anger and my sadness as ammunition to really help make a difference in the colon cancer community.”

Six dollars from each $28 T-shirt benefit the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation.

Michelle Money T-shirts

Courtesy Michelle Money

–Jessica Wedemeyer