Aloha Petroleum Donates Over $7,000 to American Diabetes Association
For Immediate Release: April 2015
Media Contact: Caroline Witherspoon, Becker Communications, Inc.
Honolulu, Hawaii – Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. recently donated $7,184.24 to the American Diabetes Association to support the organization's fight against diabetes, a disease that currently affects nearly 600,000 people in Hawaii. The funds were primarily raised through its canister collection program at statewide participating Aloha Island Mart stores in January and February. Aloha Petroleum also contributed funds to help support the annual Walk to Stop Diabetes that was held on March 21.
"Our customers never cease to amaze me in their generous support of non-profit organizations that are making a difference here in Hawaii," said Gary Altman, general manager of company-operated stores for Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. "The American Diabetes Association is playing a tremendous role in increasing prediabetes and diabetes detection, prevention and management awareness for a healthier Hawaii."
Aloha Petroleum has previously used its collection canister program to support numerous non-profit organizations, including AccesSurf, March of Dimes, Aloha Harvest, American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.
About American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 808-947-5979, 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org/hawaii.
About Aloha Petroleum, Ltd.
Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. is a subsidiary of Sunoco LP and one of the largest gasoline marketers and convenience store operators in the state of Hawaii, with a history that dates back to the early 1900s. Aloha employs more than 550 Hawaii residents and markets through approximately 100 Shell, Aloha, and Mahalo branded fueling stations and 46 Aloha Island Mart convenience stores throughout the state. Aloha Petroleum was recently ranked 10th among Hawaii's Top 250 companies by Hawaii Business magazine. More information is available at alohagas.com.