John Ray & Sons’ Pink Truck Raises Over $13,000 To Help Fight Breast Cancer

Friday, October 28, 2011 – John Ray & Sons’ Fueling a Cure program ended its third year with a check presentation in the amount of $13,811.33 to the Northeastern New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® today.

The amount represents the number of gallons of fuel (over 1.3 million) the company’s Pink Truck – painted in Komen’s signature color – delivered from October 2010 through September 2011.

Similar to a moving billboard, the Pink Truck is designed to promote breast cancer awareness throughout the greater Capital Region and to raise funds for education, screenings and treatment in local area communities. Since its inception in 2008, the program has raised a total of $41,848.54 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

“Today 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, staff 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 a fourth year,” Mr. Young said, noting that the Pink Truck is part of the company’s on-going tradition of community service.

Lynette Stark, Executive Director of the NENY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, said, “We are grateful for the attention that Fueling a Cure brings to our efforts, the support of the local community and this generous donation from John Ray & Sons.”

John Ray & Sons also conducted a “Spot the Pink Truck” contest to further promote breast cancer awareness. The participants were entered into a random drawing for a NY Giants gas grill. “The winner was Vince Sfara of Cropseyville,” Mr. Young said. “We want to thank everyone who participated and helped in the fight against breast cancer.”


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 installation and maintenance

* Propane fill and tank exchange stations

* Custom-designed home comfort systems

To learn more about John Ray & Sons, visit


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 nearly $1.5 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 17th year, serves an 11-county area of New York and has raised over $2.4 million dollars for local breast health and breast cancer outreach, education, screening and treatment. For more information, visit

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