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Appalachian Regional Healthcare Benefits from Blue Ridge Energies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Donation

Watauga Donation
Jessica Powell, Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation giving coordinator; Sandi Cassidy, Seby B. Jones Cancer Center director; Kevin Ward, Watauga/Avery heating fuels manager; and Amy Michael, breast cancer awareness advocate

Oct. 31, 2014. Giving back to help a cause that’s close to the hearts of customers and employees is what “Fueling the Fight” is all about for Blue Ridge Energies, the propane subsidiary of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Blue Ridge Energies presented a check for $5,085 to Appalachian Regional Healthcare’s Seby B. Jones Cancer Center and the Cancer Resource Alliance Breast Cancer Fund. The company is also making similar contributions in other counties served by the propane provider.

“Breast cancer has touched many of our lives and we wanted to support local organizations like the Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation that are making a difference in the lives of those affected by this disease,” said Glenda Christian, Chief Operating Officer of Blue Ridge Energies.

The donation represents a penny for every gallon of propane delivered in Watauga County during the past year by the company’s pink “Fueling the Fight” delivery truck designed to increase breast cancer awareness.

Employees of Blue Ridge Energies say they’re proud to drive the trucks in the spirit of honoring friends and family who have been touched by cancer.

For more information about the Breast Cancer Fund of Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation, visit www.apprhs.orgor call 828-262-4391.

Blue Ridge Energies, LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation that provides propane and heating fuels to residential and commercial customers in northwest North Carolina. During October, Blue Ridge Energies is making donations to breast cancer awareness and prevention charities in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, and Alleghany counties. For more information, visit BlueRidgeEnergies.com.