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Proulx Oil & Propane is proud to announce the addition of a customized pink truck in support of the American Breast Cancer Foundation's "Fuel for Hope" campaign. Below is a press release which announced Proulx Oil & Propane's partnership with the American Breast Cancer Foundation.

The American Breast Cancer Foundation Partners with Proulx Oil & Propane to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts

Proulx Oil & Propane Joins the "Fuel for Hope" Campaign

BALTIMORE (January 6, 2010) – The American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF), a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to providing direct financial assistance to uninsured and underinsured individuals for diagnostic tests to aid in the early detection and survival of breast cancer, announced today that Proulx Oil & Propane, headquartered in Newmarket, New Hampshire, has joined the nationwide "Fuel for Hope" campaign throughout counties in parts of New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts. The "Fuel for Hope" campaign heightens awareness of the need for early detection of breast cancer through a network of propane companies across the country that customizes a pink truck for deliveries within local communities.

Proulx Oil & Propane's Pink Truck
Proulx Oil & Propane customer service staff
with the new customized pink truck.
Proulx Oil & Propane, a family owned and operated heating oil and propane supplier since 1944, serves more than 8,500 residential and commercial customers in the NH/ME/MA region. The new pink ribbon truck supporting ABCF's "Fuel for Hope" campaign is expected to travel an estimated 25,000 miles, delivering propane to customers in Carroll, Rockingham and Strafford Counties in New Hampshire; York and Oxford Counties in Maine; and Essex County in Massachusetts. Proulx Oil and Propane will donate one cent to the American Breast Cancer Foundation for every gallon of propane delivered by the pink truck to support the Key to Life Breast Cancer Assistance Program, which provides women and men in need with mammograms, biopsies and support services for the detection and treatment of breast cancer.

"The propane industry provides the American Breast Cancer Foundation with tremendous support through the Fuel for Hope campaign," said Phyllis Wolf, president of the American Breast Cancer Foundation. "The program has recently expanded in the northeast region with the addition of Proulx Oil & Propane as a new partner to raise awareness. The pink trucks generate a lot of interest and encourage women to get their first or annual mammograms."

"We are delighted to partner in the Fuel for Hope Program," said Proulx Oil & Propane president, Jim Proulx. "Nearly every person in our company has been touched by cancer in some way. The pink ribbon truck will enable us to raise awareness within the communities we serve."

ABCF's Key to Life Breast Cancer Assistance Program provides direct assistance in the form of financial grants for annual mammogram screenings and breast cancer diagnostic tests to find or rule out breast cancer. Each year, approximately 8,000 women and men nationwide receive services through the Key to Life Breast Cancer Assistance Program. Breast cancer patients may also be eligible for support items such as wigs, prosthesis and medications.

American Breast Cancer Foundation

About the American Breast Cancer Foundation:

The American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to providing direct financial assistance to uninsured and underinsured individuals for diagnostic tests to aid in the early detection and survival of breast cancer. ABCF's Key to Life Breast Cancer Assistance Program provides breast cancer patients with financial assistance for support items such as emergency treatment, wigs, prosthesis and medications. Critical information and referral services are provided to support patients and their families. To best serve all populations throughout the United States, Spanish speaking staff and third party translation services are available to accommodate most languages. ABCF supports research for innovative diagnostic, treatment and patient support methods through leading medical institutions.