Tri-State Petroleum Goes Pink for a Day, Challenges Employees and Customers to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Prevention

- Company to Match Donations Collected Friday, October 29 -

Oct 29, 2010, 15:56 ET from Tri-State Petroleum Corporation

WHEELING, W.Va., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Tri-State Petroleum Corporation, a family-owned convenience store operator and wholesale distributor of motor fuels in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, is going pink for a day to raise money for breast cancer awareness.  The company has encouraged employees at its 50-plus locations to wear pink on Friday, October 29, 2010 in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Employees will collect donations to benefit the American Cancer Society, and Tri-State Petroleum will provide a dollar-for-dollar match (up to $2,500).

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"Almost everyone has been affected by cancer in some way, whether they have fought the disease, know a survivor, or tragically lost a relative or friend," said Sam Covelli, director of retail operations, Tri-State Petroleum.  "When our employees came to us with the idea of going pink for a day, we could not think of a better cause.  We are delighted to support this important endeavor, to raise awareness, and to assist in collecting dollars for important research and prevention."

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Together with millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society works to save lives and create a world with less cancer by helping people get well, helping people stay well, and by finding a cure.

About Tri-State Petroleum Corporation

Tri-State Petroleum Corporation is a family-owned convenience store operator and wholesale distributor of motor fuels in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Founded in 1974, the company operates convenience stores and services branded accounts and commercial and industrial accounts within the three-state area.

Contact:

Jeff Donaldson


For Tri-State Petroleum


412-642-7700


jeff.donaldson@elias-savion.com



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