The Pink Trucks
Revere Gas is now partnering with 3 free clinics – the Gloucester/Mathews Free Clinic, the Northern Neck Free Clinic, and the Tappahannock Free Clinic. Our pink trucks are used to bring about awareness to the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. A portion of the revenue generated by each pink truck is given to the free clinics, to be used in fighting breast cancer.
Revere Gas president Charles Revere said, “These trucks draw attention to a very serious disease that if detected early, is very survivable. Early detection and treatment are paramount in beating breast cancer. We’re proud to partner with our local clinics to help them provide services that assist those in need.”
The pink trucks deliver propane throughout all of Revere’s eight operating districts in eastern and central Virginia. Some facts about breast cancer:
- A woman dies of breast cancer every 12 minutes
- Breast cancer is the leading cause of death for women aged 25 to 50
- 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime
- Leading cause of cancer deaths among African American women
- Women of low socioeconomic status are more likely to be diagnosed with late stage disease and die of the disease
- Men also contract breast cancer. In 2007, over 2000 cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in males in the U.S.
The Virginia Veterans Truck
Revere Gas has announced the addition of a “Virginia Veteran and Family Support” delivery truck to its fleet of propane delivery vehicles. This truck will bring about awareness of a program designed to assist our veterans in need of special services. The truck is painted in desert sand and camo and prominently displays the message, “Support Our Virginia Veterans”.
Revere Gas president, Charles Revere, said, “Since 2008 we’ve added three pink trucks to our fleet in order to promote awareness and early detection and treatment of breast cancer. A portion of the revenue generated by these trucks is given to three of the area’s free health clinics. The breast cancer trucks have been so popular we’ve now added a Virginia Veteran and Family Support (formerly Virginia Wounded Warrior Program) propane delivery truck to our fleet, and as we do with the pink trucks, a portion of the revenue generated by this truck will be donated to the VVFS. We’re very appreciative of the sacrifices made by our men and women in the military, and this is a small way we can help them”.
Virginia Veteran and Family Support monitors and coordinates behavioral health and rehabilitative services and support services through an integrated, comprehensive and responsive system of public and private partnerships. VVFS facilitates these services for Virginia veterans, members of the Virginia National Guard and Armed Forces Reserves (not in federal service), and their families with a special emphasis on those affected by stress related conditions or traumatic brain injuries resulting from military service.
For more information contact Jennifer White, Marketing Manager, at (804) 776-6834.