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Gulf Oil Foundation Supports Breast Cancer Research, Awareness

The Framingham-based company is supporting the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® campaign.

In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Framingham-based Gulf Oil announced this week it is bringing its long standing support for breast cancer research and awareness to a national level through a new collaboration with the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative.

The move highlights Gulf’s commitment to the fight to end breast cancer, and reinforces the Gulf Oil Giving Foundation’s ongoing efforts to make a difference in the lives of millions of men and women and their loved ones.

“We are extremely proud to expand our involvement in the important work of breast cancer research, and look forward to raising significant and much-needed funds for the American Cancer Society”

The Gulf Oil Giving Foundation will raise funds for the American Cancer Society through Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks throughout its 29-state service area.

In addition to continuing its ongoing participation in the Boston and Providence Making Strides walks, Gulf will be working with its dealers and distributors to join walks throughout the country.

Gulf has also just launched its “Text HOPE” matching donation campaign, where anyone can text the word “HOPE” to 20222 to automatically donate $5.00 to the American Cancer Society – along with a Gulf match for the first 1,000 donations.

“We are extremely proud to expand our involvement in the important work of breast cancer research, and look forward to raising significant and much-needed funds for the American Cancer Society,” said Rick Dery, Senior Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Gulf in a press release. “Teaming up with the American Cancer Society and supporting the great work they do, including comprehensive support for women and families impacted by breast cancer, is a cause that we are deeply involved with, not only from a financial standpoint, but also through the tireless efforts of our employees who work hard and care deeply about eradicating this disease.

Every year Gulf also conducts many other promotions and campaigns to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight to end breast cancer. This summer, Gulf’s annual “Toss for Hope” and “Get Spotted and Give Hope” campaigns raised nearly $10,000 during the months of July and August at station events and concerts. In 2012, Gulf employees also prepared and served meals to residents and their caregivers at a dozen American Cancer Society Hope Lodges, which provide temporary housing for cancer patients undergoing treatment far from home. And in honor of Mother’s Day, Gulf added pink ribbons to its logos at professional baseball parks throughout the east to support breast cancer awareness.

“More than one million customers pass through a facility supplied or branded by Gulf every day. Our work to fight cancer is an important way we can give back to them, and to help make their lives and their families’ lives better,” said Dery.

 Gulf Oil is a national branded supplier of motor fuels throughout the United States and its territories, based in Framingham.

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