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Providing “Energy to Help Find a Cure”

October 18, 2012

Giving back to help a cause that’s close to the hearts of members and employees is what “Energy to Help Find a Cure” is all about for The Energy Cooperative. The cooperative held a press conference and luncheon on Wednesday the 17th, to unveil the most recent addition to its fleet of propane vehicles. But this one was not the typical white bobtail truck. The truck was detailed with large stripes of a lavender ribbon, signifying the fight against all cancers, and the logo “Energy to Help Find a Cure.”

For every gallon of propane delivered by the lavender truck to propane members, The Energy Cooperative will donate one cent toOhio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Contributions from the program will support oncologists and cancer researchers at The James and Solove Research Institute to perform research, create new knowledge and ultimately develop new methods of cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment.

“Cancer has touched the lives of most everyone in some way. We are proud to support this cause as well as raise awareness of cancer as our truck travels throughout our service area,” said Bob Herron, Propane Operations Manager for The Energy Cooperative. “For every propane delivery made by the lavender truck, our service technician will leave a lavender ribbon sticker on the members’ propane tank to let them know that by using the cooperative’s metered propane service, they are supporting the research so needed to find a cure for cancer,” Herron said.

Additionally, The Energy Cooperative has a pink propane truck currently on the road and detailed with pink ribbons, signifying the fight against breast cancer. The “Propane for Life” pink truck benefits the American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) with a program similar to the “Energy to Help Find a Cure.” For every gallon of propane delivered by the pink truck, one cent goes toward ABCF to provide financial assistance to underserved individuals for screening and diagnostic tests to aid in the early detection and survival of breast cancer.

Along with providing daily deliveries, both the “Energy to Help Find a Cure” lavender truck and the “Propane for Life” pink truck are available for public appearances upon request. If you would like more information about The Energy Cooperative’s propane service or these charitable programs, please contact The Energy Cooperative at 800-255-6815.

For more information on Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, visit www.cancer.osu.edu. For more information about the American Breast Cancer Foundation, visit www.abcf.org.


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