9.02.2015

John Ray & Sons' Pink Truck in 7th Year of ‘Fueling a Cure’ for Breast Cancer


Photo Sweepstakes Offers Dinners to Winners

TROY, NY –  (September 2, 2015) -- Now in its seventh 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. Simply take a picture when you see the truck and post it to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #JohnRayPinkTruck.

Painted in the signature colors of Susan G. Komen, the Pink Truck travels about 4,500 miles each month delivering fuel to homes and businesses, with a portion of the proceeds from each gallon of fuel delivered benefiting the local Komen affiliate. These funds are used throughout our local communities for screenings, education, and treatment.

"The success of the Fueling a Cure program is a joint effort. We would like to thank our customers, suppliers, and colleagues who have provided support to help us raise more than $84,000 in the first six years of the program," said Doug Ranaletto, General Manager of John Ray & Sons.

“We are grateful for the efforts of John Ray & Sons and their ongoing efforts to raise not only funds, but also awareness of breast cancer,” said Victoria Roggen, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Northeaster New York. “They have been, and continue to be, a tremendous partner.”

Here is how you can help promote breast cancer awareness – 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 
1. Look for the John Ray & Sons' Pink Truck anywhere in the company's 11-county New York State service area, plus Bennington County, Vermont.
2. Take a digital photo and post it with the hashtag #JohnRayPinkTruck.
3. Four winners will be randomly chosen from all tagged entries in late October.

You can follow the Pink Truck’s route by following John Ray & Sons on Facebook (JohnRayandSons) or Twitter (@JohnRayPinkTruk).

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

With a staff of more than 60 people and a fleet of over 45 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. For more information, visit www.johnray.com.

ABOUT SUSAN G. KOMEN NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK

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. For more information, visit www.komenneny.org or call518-250-5379.

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