Greenwell’s Propane Gas Supports Breast Cancer Research
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. In fact, the Center for Disease Control names cancer the second leading cause of death in females in the US, and as of March 2017 more than 3 million American women have had some history of breast cancer.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fighting breast cancer is a cause that’s been near and dear to the Greenwell’s Propane Gas family since the 1970s, when Mary Lucy Greenwell was diagnosed with the disease.
“Thankfully, the doctors caught it early,” explained Jennifer. “She survived and lived to be 86 years old.”
After watching their mother go through the diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer, the Greenwell sisters were ready to help raise awareness and contribute to cancer research in a meaningful way. So, when the idea for the Pink Truck was presented to Jennifer and Rachel, it made sense to pursue the plan.
In 2010, the first Pink Truck hit the streets, and for every gallon of propane delivered by the Pink Truck, Greenwell’s Propane Gas would make a donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
“We just thought it was a nice tribute to our mother,” says Jennifer, “and we were surprised by the reaction from the community.” In fact, the community responded so positively that Greenwell’s Propane Gas was able to add a second Pink Truck to the fleet in 2015, which doubled the contribution to breast cancer research.
Almost eight years later, the Greenwell’s Pink Trucks continue to bring a smile to everyone who sees them drive past. Look for the Pink Trucks in your neighborhood this October as we make the rounds filling tanks before winter. If you want to contribute to the fight against breast cancer, consider a donation to Susan G. Komen, or make plans to participate in a fundraising walk/run in your community soon. More details are available here.