John Ray & Sons' Pink Truck in 8th Year of ‘Fueling a Cure’ for Breast Cancer

Photo Sweepstakes Offers Dinners to Winners

TROY, NY – Now in its eighth consecutive year, John Ray & Sons’ “Fueling a Cure” program continues to raise funds and promote breast cancer awareness with the company’s Pink Truck. And this month, they are asking for your help to increase awareness and encourage early detection.

Now through October 15, keep an eye out for the John Ray & Sons' Pink Truck and you may win a $100 gift certificate to one of four locally owned restaurants while helping to end the fight against breast cancer.

"We have raised over $95,000 since the inception of “Fueling a Cure” and would like to thank our customers, friends, and colleagues for their support," said Douglas Ranaletto, General Manager of John Ray & Sons.

John Ray Sons Pink Truck promotes breast cancer awarenes and raises funds for Susan G. KomenPainted in the signature colors of Susan G. Komen, the pink and white truck travels about 4,500 miles each month delivering fuel to homes and businesses. A portion of the proceeds from each gallon of fuel delivered benefits the local Komen affiliate. These funds are used for local screenings, education, and treatment.

“Spot the Pink Truck” Contest

Now everyone can help promote the message of the importance of early detection – and be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to one of these local restaurants:

  • The Ridge Terrace Restaurant in Queensbury
  • The Docksider Restaurant on Glen Lake
  • One Six Five at the Normanside Country Cub
  • Brunswick Barbecue and Brew in Brunswick

If you see the Pink Truck, take a photo and:

1. Post it to our Facebook page, or

2. Text or email it to

Four winners will be randomly chosen from all entries in late October.


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. The company also provides sales, installation, and service of residential heating and cooling systems.

With a staff of more than 65 people and a fleet of over 48 vehicles, the company services a 12-county area including Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington counties in New York and Bennington County in Vermont.


Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.

Locally, Susan G. Komen Northeastern New York is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in our community. Through events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, Komen NENY has invested more than $3.1 million in community breast cancer and breast health programs in our 15- county service area.

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