GASSED UP: Energy co-op initiative helps fund breast cancer research

GASSED UP: Energy co-op initiative helps fund breast cancer research
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Special Report. October 25, 2018. BOONE, NC — Blue Ridge Energy Propane and Fuels recently donated $4,947 to Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation in Watauga County.

Pictured L-R are Blue Ridge Energy employees Shawn Aldridge and Kevin Ward, along with hospital employees Angie Shoemake, Cancer Center Social Worker; Debbie Shook, Cancer Center Nursing Director; Addie Cardwell, Foundation Special Events Coordinator; Kim Bianca, Sr. VP of Hospitals and Acute Services; Brian Whitfield, Director of Development; and Dr. Anne-Corinne Beaver, Cancer Liaison Physician.

The donation represents a penny for every gallon of propane delivered in Watauga County during the past year by the company’s pink breast cancer awareness “Fueling the Fight” propane delivery truck. Since beginning the program in 2013,

Blue Ridge Energy Propane and Fuels has donated nearly $73,000 to local breast cancer-related organizations across its service area.

Blue Ridge Energy, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation (dba Blue Ridge Energy) that provides propane and heating fuels to residential and commercial customers in northwest North Carolina and southwest VA. During October, the subsidiary is making donations to breast cancer related organizations in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, and Alleghany counties, and Grayson County, Virginia.

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