Maryland-based propane retailer Sharp Energy, Inc. introduced a new pink bobtail delivery truck to its fleet this month, which will deliver breast cancer prevention information to customers while filling up their tanks.
According to the National Cancer Institute, Delaware and Maryland rank second and eighth in the nation, respectively, in breast cancer related deaths. So, for their new partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Sharp will donate one cent to the cause for every gallon of propane pumped by the truck, which displays four official awareness ribbons. Each pink ribbon represents 25 members of the company’s friends and families who have survived, experienced, or passed away from the disease.
“Sharp Energy is part of the Delmarva community and we want to contribute to the overall health and well being of our employees and the people we serve,” said Michael McMasters, President and CEO of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. “When caught early enough, breast cancer has a very high survival rate. If our pink delivery truck can help draw attention to breast cancer prevention, we’re one step closer to tackling this terrible disease.”
The largest propane retailer on the Delmarva peninsula, Sharp Energy serves thousands of residential customers across Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware.