Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Benefit Propane Delivery Truck
Cause: Blood cancer awareness and research
Charity: The Leukemia $ Lymphoma Society of Illinois
Locations: Salem, Illinois
Ferrellgas Launches Bobtail to Benefit Blood Cancer Awareness, Research
Ferrellgas Partners, L.P., one of the nation’s largest propane distributors, joined the fight against blood cancers and rolled out its new Leukemia and Lymphoma-themed propane “bobtail” delivery truck. The bobtail will generate nearly $10,000 a year from Ferrellgas for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Illinois Chapter. The specialty themed bobtail was created in honor of Brittini
Cape, the daughter of Dave Cape, a Ferrellgas driver in Salem, Illinois. Brittini is undergoing treatment for leukemia.
Several members of the Cape family, representatives from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Illinois Chapter and employees from Ferrellgas, including CEO Steve Wambold, attended the special event to unveil the truck to Brittini and her family.
"It has been inspiring to watch how the community has rallied around Brittini and the entire Cape family," said Wambold. "We are humbled to be able to join in that effort and proud to support the important and impactful work of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society."
According to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, more than 43,000 people are expected to develop leukemia in 2011. Ferrellgas has pledged to one cent for every gallon of propane pumped by the truck to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Illinois Chapter.
"We are proud to partner with Ferrellgas to support our fight against blood cancers,” said Pam Swenk, Executive Director of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Illinois Chapter, “Through their involvement, we can further increase awareness of these terrible diseases and achieve our ultimate goal – creating a world without cancer.”
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.