Beasley Enterprises, Carolinas’ ALS Association Chapter Produce Significant Returns

Beasley Enterprises and its subsidiary Eastern Fuels directed a yearlong campaign to help support the Jim "Catfish" Hunter Chapter of The ALS Association. The company's staff worked selflessly to raise awareness and funding needed to help search for a cure for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 7, 2005 -- For the past year, Beasley Enterprises has generously contributed to the Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter of The ALS Association (ALSA) through several campaigns and fundraising events. Beasley Enterprises and its subsidiaries, Eastern Fuels and Red Apple Markets, partnered with the Carolinas’ Chapter of The ALS Association to generate valuable financial support and awareness for the non-profit organization.

The Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter, which serves the Carolinas, received over $15,000 in donations from fundraisers held by Beasley Enterprises. Eastern Fuels led several events in Edenton, Belhaven, and Plymouth, North Carolina, and the Red Apple Markets group, raised funds all over the north east of our state to raise awareness and funding that will be used to aid research efforts, medical equipment, patient support and other Chapter needs. Both companies also coordinated a yearlong Paper Baseball Campaign to “Strike Out ALS.” The campaign received tremendous cooperation from all employees, and residents throughout the northeastern region of the state.

"We are very fortunate to have the support of Beasley Enterprises' dedicated employees and loyal customers,” said Jerry Dawson, Executive Director of the Chapter. “Our Chapter and its patients are so pleased with the outcome of this partnership. Not only was it educational and fun, we were fortunate to raise considerable funds for patient support programs and research."

Adam Coleman, Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Beasley Enterprises, credits the joint effort of the company’s employees and its customers. “Beasley Enterprises and all of our fine employees and customers contributed their time, effort and donations to a great cause. They are the ones who made this campaign such a success,” Coleman added.

Eastern Fuels is a major residential and commercial fuel supplier to many homes and businesses. Red Apple Markets has 42 convenience stores in northeast North Carolina and southern Virginia. For more information, visit, call 1-800-394-9108 or email Adam Coleman, Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, at acoleman@

The Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter’s mission is to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and to improve the lives for those living with ALS. 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 “Catfish” 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 “Catfish” Hunter Chapter at jerry@, call toll-free 1-877-568-4347 or visit

Contact: Jerry Dawson
Executive Director
The ALS Association
Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter

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