Have You Seen Our Pink Truck?
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fighting breast cancer is a cause that’s been near and dear to the Greenwell’s Propane Gas family since the 1970s, when Mary Lucy Greenwell was diagnosed with the disease.
“Thankfully, the doctors caught it early,” explained Jennifer. “She survived and lived to be 86 years old.”
After watching their mother go through the diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer, the Greenwell sisters helped raise awareness and contribute to cancer research in a meaningful way. So, when the idea for the Pink Truck was presented to Jennifer and Rachel, it made sense to pursue the plan.
In 2010, the first Pink Truck hit the streets, and for every gallon of propane delivered by the Pink Truck, Greenwell’s Propane Gas would make a donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
“We just thought it was a nice tribute to our mother,” says Jennifer, “and we were surprised by the reaction from the community.” In fact, the community responded so positively that Greenwell’s Propane Gas was able to add a second Pink Truck to the fleet in 2015, which doubled the contribution to breast cancer research.
Almost ten years later, the Greenwell’s Pink Trucks continue to bring a smile to everyone who sees them drive past. Look for the Pink Trucks in your neighborhood this October as we make the rounds filling tanks before winter. If you want to contribute to the fight against breast cancer, consider a donation to Susan G. Komen, or make plans to participate in a fundraising walk/run in your community soon. More details are available here.
Pink Truck Dates:
August 4-8: Willisburg, Lawrenceburg
August 11-15: Fisherville, Jeffersontown
August 18-22: Bardstown, Bloomfield, Chaplin
August 25-29: Mt. Washington, Kings Church Road
Sept. 1-5: Finchville, Henry County
Sept. 8-12: Willisburg, Mercer County
Sept. 15-19: Fisherville, Jeffersontown
Sept. 22-26: Bardstown, Bloomfield, Ashes Creek
Sept. 29 – Oct 3: Mt. Washington, Shepherdsville
Oct. 6-10: Elk Creek, Shelby County