Local Charity Awarded CITGO Fuel to Support Individuals Impacted by Breast Cancer
Submitted by CITGO Petroleum Corporation
/PRNewswire/ - Local marketer, Folk Oil, and CITGO Petroleum Corporation have named the Pink Ribbon Riders a Fueling Good Fall 2011 winner. Recognized for its ongoing efforts to provide direct financial support to men and women diagnosed with breast cancer, the organization has been rewarded $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards to extend its Ripple of Good and expand the impact of its work throughout Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Wisconsin, Wyoming, North Dakota and soon Colorado.
"Our mission is to provide direct financial assistance to both men and women diagnosed with breast cancer," said Jody McKay, Co-Founder and Director at the Pink Ribbon Riders. "The CITGO Fueling Good prize will help us pay for the 23,000 miles that we travel each year. Our organization is incredibly grateful to CITGO and Folk Oil for enabling us to help even more people."
Founded in 2006, the Pink Ribbon Riders has helped more than 800 people diagnosed with breast cancer in states throughout the country. The organization provides direct financial support to patients and families struggling to pay for medical bills, groceries, and gas money. Inspired by breast cancer survivors, the Pink Ribbon Riders attend sporting events and organize rides in honor and in memory of loved ones who have battled breast cancer.
"So many people have friends and family members affected by breast cancer. We are honored to support the Pink Ribbon Riders in their important mission to raise awareness and help those in treatment," said Dick Folk, President of Folk Oil. "We are proud to join CITGO in its support of this wonderful organization and its work to help patients focus on their medical care by helping with the expenses."
The Pink Ribbon Riders are one of 12 CITGO Fall Fueling Good winners determined from more than 1,500 charities through a nationwide online vote. More than 100,000 votes were cast to determine the latest winners. The principles of Fueling Good can be seen in all aspects of the CITGO brand and are aligned with the social development principles of the CITGO shareholder, Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Winter 2011 Fueling Good program registration opened on Dec. 1 and ends on Jan. 11 for all 501(c) 3 non-profit organizations within the CITGO marketing area. Online public voting runs from Jan. 12 to Feb. 9 to determine the next 12 winning charities, who will each receive $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards to spread their own Ripple of Good.
To enter your charity for a chance to win up to $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards, and to learn how CITGO and local organizations are making a difference, visit www.FuelingGood.com. For regular updates and to join the conversation, "Like" CITGO Fueling Good at www.Facebook.com/CITGOFuelingGood and view videos of past winners at www.youtube.com/CITGOFuelingGood.
CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information visit www.CITGO.com.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is a recognized leader in the refining industry with a well-known brand. CITGO operates three refineries located in Corpus Christi, Texas; Lake Charles, La.; and Lemont, Ill., and wholly and/or jointly owns 48 terminals, nine pipelines and three lubricants blending and packaging plants. With approximately 3,400 employees and a combined crude capacity of approximately 769,000 barrels-per-day (bpd), CITGO is ranked as the fifth-largest, and one of the most complex independent refiners in the United States. CITGO transports and markets transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products and supplies a network of approximately 4,700 locally owned and operated branded retail outlets in 30 states and the District of Columbia. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc. For more information, visit www.CITGO.com.
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