Ahoskie, NC (PRWEB) March 19, 2005
Eastern Fuels has been working selflessly with The Jim ÂCatfishÂ Hunter Chapter of the ALS Association, providing incredible financial support from the success of several fundraisers in the area. Their most recent effort, a Paper Baseball Campaign to ÂStrike Out ALSÂ, will end on March 31st.
The Paper Baseball Campaign is a year-long effort to promote awareness and raise funding for the Chapter. To date, the campaign has raised over $8,800 for the Jim ÂCatfishÂ Hunter Chapter Â all of which will go toward funding research, medical equipment and other Chapter needs.
The AssociationÂs sole mission is to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou GehrigÂs disease, and to improve the lives for those living with ALS. ÂThe continued support of all of our friends makes it possible to provide those afflicted with ALS the proper medical treatment and facilities to ease their struggles,Â said Jerry Dawson, Executive Director of the Chapter.
Eastern Fuels has led several campaigns to help the nonprofit group raise awareness and funding needed to help search for a cure for the disease. The company has received incredible support from many communities in northeastern North Carolina, and expects those involved to continue to support the fight against ALS through the end of the Baseball Campaign later this month.
Eastern Fuels have been committed to contributing to the communities they serve by leading the fundraising for a worthwhile cause Â a cause especially close to the heart of many people in northeastern North Carolina and southern Virginia, the home of Jim ÂCatfishÂ Hunter. ÂWe appreciate the loyalty of all Eastern FuelsÂ customers and encourage them to join the fight against ALS,Â said Adam Coleman, Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer.
ÂThis corporation is dedicated to the fight against ALS in honor of Jim ÂCatfishÂ Hunter. Eastern Fuels has been an extraordinary benefit to our Chapter and in more ways than just raising much needed funds Â these fundraisers also raise so much awareness for our cause,Â added Jerry Dawson.
Eastern Fuels is a subsidiary of Beasley Enterprises, Inc. and is a major residential and commercial fuel supplier to many homes and businesses.
For more information, visit http://www.easternfuels.com/, call 1-800-394-9108 or email Adam Coleman, Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, at acoleman@ easternfuels.com.
ALS affects as many as 30,000 people in the United States at any given time and 5,600 new cases are diagnosed annually. The Jim ÂCatfishÂ Hunter Chapter, which covers both North and South Carolina, is one of 39 chapters of The ALS Association.
For more information about the Chapter, contact Jerry Dawson, Executive Director of the Jim ÂCatfishÂ Hunter Chapter at jerry@ catfishchapter.org, call toll-free 1-877-568-4347 or visit http://www.catfishchapter.org.
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