DETROIT, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Volunteers from local CITGO Marketer Bazco Oil Company raised more than $7,000 in support of breast cancer awareness and research in the 23rd Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Detroit on June 7. Nearly 20 Bazco Oil employees, family members and friends joined the team and contributed to fundraising efforts, which included station events in May and other promotions.
"We are so thankful for our community members, family and friends who donated to this cause," said Waleid Elhady, sales and marketing executive at Bazco Oil. "We love the idea of the CITGO Fueling Good campaign and really wanted to continue our efforts to give back to the community and the causes that are close to our hearts. We have employees who have been affected by breast cancer and we wanted to show our support for those who we call family."
In addition to participating in the race, Bazco Oil held several customer appreciation days and grand opening events at CITGO locations in Michigan throughout May. The company will continue to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research by selling Energy for the Cure bracelets at all of their nine CITGO locations in the greater Detroit area. Community members who are interested in donating to the cause should visit their local Bazco Oil CITGO station to purchase a bracelet.
Founded in 1988, Bazco Oil Company's mission is to engage in sustainable practices and anticipate the needs of the community to create loyal, satisfied customers. The company operates and supplies gas stations across Michigan and Ohio, including nine CITGO locations in Michigan. For more information, visit www.bazcooil.com.
CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network locally owned locations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in Michigan, including Bazco Oil, own and operate nearly 300 CITGO locations and are proud to support their communities. For more information on the positive impact of the locally owned CITGO stations, visit www.fuelinggood.com.
Based in Houston, CITGO is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit www.CITGO.com.