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3/8/2018 9:48:00 AM
VT LeeBoy Unveils Another 'Pink Project'
Pink Pothole Patch Truck being seen at Texas event will help raise money for Relay for Life

Wayne Howard

VT LeeBoy is once again putting forth tremendous fundraising efforts to help with the fight against cancer. Lincoln Herald readers will recall that in January 2016, VT LeeBoy and Stephenson Equipment, Inc. presented a $100,000 check to the American Cancer Society at the National Pavement Expo. That was where they unveiled a unique fundraising tool--a Pink Paver.

The company and its employees and suppliers have ‘gone pink’ again, unveiling a Pothole Patch Truck that will adorn a pink cab, pink hopper and the decals of vendors that generously donated parts and monetary donations to the fundraising initiative.

“We were hesitant to ask for donations from our trusted vendors so closely following the Pink Paver project in 2016,” said Pat Turner Director of Supply Chain. “However we decided to take the request to our network and were pleasantly surprised at the overwhelming support we once again received for the Pink Pothole Patch Truck.”

Funds raised to date by LeeBoy for the American Cancer Society in 2018 currently stand at $34,000 which surpasses the yearly goal in only three months. “LeeBoy and its vendors ultimately share a common mission: to give back to local and national communities by supporting charitable organizations advocating powerful causes,” stated Amber LeGette, LeeBoy AR Accountant and Co-Chair for Lincoln County Relay for Life.

From just over $5,000 in 2014 to more than $10,000 in 2015, VT LeeBoy has become one of the top teams raising money for the Lincolnton Relay for Life. Their total contribution in 2016—the year of the ‘Pink Paver,’ was over $110,000.

The Pink Pothole Patch Truck was on display at the World of Asphalt Trade Show and Conference held this week in Houston, Texas. A big part of LeeBoy’s focus there has been on raising awareness and creatively attaining donations for the American Cancer Society. The ACS currently has over $20 million invested in research grants in North Carolina alone. Sadly, more than 55,000 North Carolinians will be diagnosed with cancer this year, and LeeBoy wants to help in the global fight against cancer.

In addition to providing “pink” promotional items at the trade show in exchange for donations, will encourage others to join in their efforts. After the trade show concludes, the Pink Pothole Patch Truck will be available for purchase. “This machine is designed to cost effectively and quickly repair hundreds of potholes in a single day with the use of its asphalt spray injection capabilities,” said Bryce Davis, General Sales Manager. “Imagine the exponential exposure this bright pink truck can bring to cancer awareness as it is it utilized daily for an asphalt contractor or municipality.”

“It’s easy to show your LeeBoy pride when our company continues to pour its heart and soul into projects like the Pink Pothole Patch Truck,” Walter Browning, Production Supervisor overseeing the build of the machine and a cancer survivor added. “This outward show of support means so much to so many, including myself.”

"I am overwhelmed," John Dancoff of Lincolnton's Relay for Life said. "The Pink Paver was almost unbelievable--and now they've done it again with the Pink Pothole Patch Truck. We are so blessed to have VT LeeBoy as a part of our industrial community."

This year's Lincolnton Relay for Life will be held Saturday, May 5th at the Lincolnton High School Stadium. The move to Saturday is different--so is the change in the Survivors Dinner which will now be held the same day just before the Relay event. A team meeting and Relay Rally is scheduled for Tuesday March 20th at Holy Cross Lutheran Church on Highway 150.

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