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WHEELING, W.Va. -- Tri-State Petroleum Corp., the family owned convenience store operator and wholesale distributor of motor fuels in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, went pink on Friday to raise money for breast cancer awareness.
On Oct. 29, the retailer encouraged its employees at its more than 50 locations to wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and collected donations to benefit the American Cancer Society. Tri-State Petroleum committed up to $2,500 in a dollar-for-dollar match.
"Almost everyone has been affected by cancer in some way, whether they have fought the disease, know a survivor or tragically lost a relative or friend," said Sam Covelli, director of retail operations, Tri-State Petroleum. "When our employees came to us with the idea of going pink for a day, we could not think of a better cause. We are delighted to support this important endeavor, to raise awareness and to assist in collecting dollars for important research and prevention."
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.
The total amount collected was not available at press time.