Cash for Halloween candy program offered in Brownsville

One Rio Grande Valley doctor will be trading cash for candy this Halloween.

For the seventh year in a row, Dr. J. Todd Boyd in Brownsville will pay one dollar per pound of candy.

Children will have to bring the candy into his Brownsville office in front of Sunrise Mall from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Now in the seventh year of the program, Dr. Boyd said it's every medical professional's job to push for healthier eating habits.

The candy Dr. Boyd buys back will de donated to non-profit organizations.

Those interested in participating in the program are asked to call (956) 546-5000 for more information.