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Gulf Oil Giving Foundation Supports Breast Cancer Research and Awareness Through National Collaboration

Fastest growing branded marketer of petroleum products in the U.S. goes national to support the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® campaign

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Gulf Oil announced today that it is bringing its long standing support for breast cancer research and awareness to a national level through a new collaboration with the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative. The move highlights Gulf’s commitment to the fight to end breast cancer, and reinforces the Gulf Oil Giving Foundation’s ongoing efforts to make a difference in the lives of millions of men and women and their loved ones.

The Gulf Oil Giving Foundation will raise funds for the American Cancer Society through Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks throughout its 29-state service area. In addition to continuing its ongoing participation in the Boston and Providence Making Strides walks, Gulf will be working with its dealers and distributors to join walks throughout the country. (More than 270 Making Strides walks are planned nationwide in October.) Gulf has also just launched its “Text HOPE” matching donation campaign, where anyone can text the word “HOPE” to 20222 to automatically donate $5.00 to the American Cancer Society – along with a Gulf match for the first 1,000 donations.

“We are extremely proud to expand our involvement in the important work of breast cancer research, and look forward to raising significant and much-needed funds for the American Cancer Society,” said Rick Dery, Senior Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Gulf. “Teaming up with the American Cancer Society and supporting the great work they do, including comprehensive support for women and families impacted by breast cancer, is a cause that we are deeply involved with, not only from a financial standpoint, but also through the tireless efforts of our employees who work hard and care deeply about eradicating this disease.

Every year Gulf also conducts many other promotions and campaigns to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight to end breast cancer. This summer, Gulf’s annual “Toss for Hope” and “Get Spotted and Give Hope” campaigns raised nearly $10,000 during the months of July and August at station events and concerts. In 2012, Gulf employees also prepared and served meals to residents and their caregivers at a dozen American Cancer Society Hope Lodges, which provide temporary housing for cancer patients undergoing treatment far from home. And in honor of Mother’s Day, Gulf added pink ribbons to its logos at professional baseball parks throughout the east to support breast cancer awareness.

“More than one million customers pass through a facility supplied or branded by Gulf every day. Our work to fight cancer is an important way we can give back to them, and to help make their lives and their families’ lives better,” said Dery.

The Gulf Oil Giving Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization which supports breast cancer research and awareness programs.

About Gulf Oil, LP

Gulf Oil Limited Partnership is a national, branded supplier of motor fuels throughout the United States and its territories. The company launched Gulf Electricity in January 2012, which currently provides discounted electricity service to consumers and small businesses in Connecticut. Gulf remains one of the Northeast's largest wholesalers of refined petroleum products and is well on its way up the rankings in the rest of the country, too. Gulf Oil distributes motor fuels through a network of more than 2,500 branded gasoline retail centers, 12 proprietary oil terminals, and more than 130 other supply points. Gulf Oil supplies gasoline, heating oil, diesel fuel, jet fuel and kerosene through its terminal network.

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