A limited-edition, die-cast model replica of Tri Gas & Oil’s Driven for a Cure pink truck has been fabricated and is now available for $29.95 plus tax, at the fuel company’s Federalsburg, Maryland headquarters. With a limited production of 1000 numbered pieces, the collector’s edition replica truck is the third for Tri Gas & Oil, with proceeds from every purchase helping to raise additional funds and awareness for Komen for the Cure.
Tri Gas & Oil’s Driven to Find a Cure propane truck, or “Pink Lady” as many of the company’s drivers have named it, is painted pink and white with the signature Susan G. Komen for the Cure pink ribbon. The die-cast 1:53 replica includes the same design as the actual truck, and measures approximately 5-3/4” long by 1-3/4” high.
Launched in April, 2008, Tri Gas & Oil Co., Inc.’s Driven to Find a Cure campaign is an awareness and fundraising initiative with the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In addition to proceeds from the sale of the limited-edition replicas, money is donated to Komen for the Cure for every gallon of propane gas delivered from Tri Gas & Oil’s Driven to Find a Cure pink truck.
The fundraising program is close to heart for members of the McMahan family, who continue to operate the family-owned business. Audrey McMahan, along with her husband Lee D., started storing and delivering fuel for their poultry business more than 50 years ago and helped to start Tri Gas & Oil in 1963. Audrey was also a breast cancer survivor, and remained deeply committed to giving back to the community throughout her lifetime. Audrey’s son, Keith McMahan, serves as Chairman of the company, with several of Audrey and Lee’s relatives and grandchildren continuing today in the daily operations of the organization.
According to Komen, an estimated 180,510 new breast cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. during 2008. Komen Maryland has funded several of Shore Regional Breast Center’s initiatives, including increasing physician participation and patient accrual to National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored breast cancer clinical trials, and ‘STEPs (Screening, Treatment and Support Services) to a Continuum of Breast Health Services on the Mid-Shore.’
With the help of nonprofit organizations like Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which provides the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer, more than two million breast cancer survivors – the largest group of cancer survivors, exist in the United States today.
Established in 1963, Tri Gas & Oil provides energy solutions for customers throughout the Delmarva region with propane gas, oil products and alternative fuels for home, agriculture and industrial uses. The company’s fuel distribution services extend throughout the mid-Atlantic region from its Cambridge, Easton, Federalsburg, Galena, Grasonville, and Georgetown, Delaware locations. Headquartered in Federalsburg, Maryland, Tri Gas & Oil employs 140 associates in five locations throughout the Delmarva Peninsula.
To purchase one of the limited-edition, Driven to Find a Cure collectibles at $29.95 plus tax, stop by Tri Gas & Oil’s Federalsburg headquarters at 3941 Federalsburg Highway, between 7:30am and 5pm Monday through Friday. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-638-7802.