John Ray & Sons “Fueling a Cure” Program Raises Over $14,000 with Pink Truck
Thursday, November 1, 2012 – John Ray & Sons’ Fueling a Cure program ended its fourth year having raised $14,104.98 for the Northeastern New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. The amount represents the number of gallons of fuel (over 1.4 million) the company’s Pink Truck delivered from 10/1/11 – 9/30/12 throughout the company’s 11-county service area.
Since its inception in 2008, Fueling a Cure has raised over $55,000 to help promote breast cancer awareness and provide education, screenings, and treatment in local area communities.
“This program underscores our efforts to increase awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early detection,'” said Glenn Young, General Manager of John Ray & Sons. “We would like to thank our customers, colleagues, and suppliers for their help in making this program such a success,” he said.
“We are proud to announce that we are continuing our commitment to this cause by extending the Fueling a Cure program for another year,” Mr. Young said, noting that the Pink Truck is part of the company’s ongoing tradition of community service.
Lynette Stark, Executive Director of the NENY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, said, “We appreciate the attention Fueling a Cure brings to our efforts, the support of the local community, and this generous donation from John Ray & Sons.”
A check presentation will be made during the Adirondack Phantoms vs. Albany Devils game at the Glens Falls Civic Center on Saturday, November 3. The Phantoms are supporting the cause by offering fans that wear pink and mention Susan G. Komen for the Cure a $3 discount on their ticket.
ABOUT JOHN RAY & SONS
Established in 1904 in Troy as an ice delivery service, John Ray & Sons has evolved through the years as times have changed – delivering ice, coal, wood, kerosene, diesel fuel, heating oil, propane, and biofuels to residential and commercial customers throughout the greater Capital Region.
Started as a small family business, the company now employs nearly 70 people and has a fleet of over 45 vehicles. John Ray & Sons provides sales, installation and service to Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington counties in New York and Bennington County in Vermont.
Known for its service and innovative products, the company offers:
* Reliable delivery of heating oil, propane, biofuels and diesel fuel
* 24-hour emergency service
* Propane tank installation/set-up and monitoring
* Heating and cooling system sales, installation, and maintenance
* Propane fill and tank exchange station
* Custom-designed home comfort systems
ABOUT THE NENY AFFILIATE OF SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists and has invested more than $1.9 billion dollars to fulfill their mission. They have become the largest source of non-profit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
Locally, the Northeastern New York Affiliate, now in its 18th year, serves a 15-county area of New York and has raised over $ 2.7 million dollars for local breast health and breast cancer outreach, education, screening and treatment. For more information, visit www.komenneny.org.