Nittany MinitMart raises over $12,000 for Relay for Life

Nittany MinitMart ownership and staff present a check totaling $12,113.74 to representatives of Relay for Life outside its Morrisdale location. Funds were raised throughout October across MinitMart locations in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Nittany MinitMart/Michael Kibler)

STATE COLLEGE, PA (01/13/23) – For the third consecutive year, Nittany MinitMart participated in Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, fundraising at its locations to support Relay for Life. A total of $12,113.74 was raised at its 27 locations throughout Pennsylvania. All money collected will stay in the local area to help with driving patients to treatment and medical appointments.

“As a cancer survivor myself, this hits home for me,” said Nittany Division Manager Nicole Masullo. “The impact cancer has on individuals, families, and communities cannot be overstated. I’m overwhelmed by the support we have received from our stores and customers in all the communities we serve. I cannot thank them enough.”

Outside of skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. It is about 30 percent (or 1 in 3) of all new female cancers each year, according to cancer.org. With knowledge of that fact, MinitMart is dedicated to supporting the American Cancer Society as it continues its world-class mission as the “only organization working to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.”

Here is a breakdown of funds raised by county:

CountyTotal Donation to Relay for Life
Centre                                                                                                                                                               $985.90
Clearfield                                                                                                                                                               $3,541.27
Clinton                                                                                                                                                               $285.27
Elk                                                                                                                                                                $252.03
Juniata                                                                                                                                                                $61.38
Lycoming                                                                                                                                                                $604.28
McKean                                                                                                                                                                $865.10
Mifflin                                                                                                                                                                $1,411.17
Potter                                                                                                                                                                $1,684.26
Sullivan                                                                                                                                                                 $353.28
Tioga                                                                                                                                                              $2,069.80
Total                                                                                                                                                      $12,113.74

National Mammography Day
National Mammography Day will be celebrated on October 20, 2023. On this day, select radiologists will provide discounted or free mammogram screenings. Visit https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/ for a list of facilities participating in National Mammography Day in your area. 

For more information on Cancer Insurance or to donate to the American Cancer Society, visit cancer.org.

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Nittany MinitMart is a leading convenience store chain with 27 locations throughout greater central Pennsylvania. In addition to serving its customers, Nittany MinitMart works closely with the community to raise money for local needs, including raising money for local fire departments each year with its “Help us Help them” campaign. It raised more than 110 thousand dollars in April and May of 2022.

For media inquiries, please contact Nicole Masullo at nicolem@nittanyoil.com.