Direct Energy Service employees take steps to help fight cancer

Posted on: 01/17/14

Thousands of employees across North America run, walk, and jog to help raise money for those fighting breast cancer.

Everyday across North America employees of Direct Energy Services work to bring comfort to thousands of customers in their homes. Now these employees will help deliver comfort to those fighting breast cancer. Last October, as part of a program called DE in Motion, more than 3500 employees participated in walks, runs and competitive races.  Because of their efforts, today Direct Energy Services will donate $100,000.00 to Susan G. Komen. ®

Here’s how it worked. Employees clipped on pedometers which recorded the number of steps they took, or the miles they ran. They logged on to a special website to record their progress. For every mile, Direct Energy Services contributed .50 cents. Employees walked and ran more than 200,000 miles last October.

The funds donated will go into the Susan G. Komen National Treatment Assistance Fund. This fund provides direct financial assistance for qualifying candidates undergoing breast cancer treatment. The money helps pay for items such as medication, child care and medical equipment. The goal of this fund is to reduce the financial and emotional stress that often comes with breast cancer treatment.

“These funds will help us provide financial support for breast cancer patients and their families during a very difficult time in their lives,” said Judith A. Salerno, MD, MS, President and CEO of Susan G. Komen.  “We’re grateful for the generosity of Direct Energy Services employees and management, who are helping to provide a lifeline for breast cancer patients nationwide.”

“We are in the business of providing comfort to people in their time of need. When they have a problem in their homes they call us to get their lives back to normal. We are happy to make this donation today to help those facing the challenges of breast cancer, and we are proud of our employees for embracing this effort said Scott Boose, President of Direct Energy Services.

Note to media: The $100,000.00 check presentation will be Tuesday, January 21 at 3:30 CST at

Susan G Komen, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244

Uniformed employees representing five of our main service brands will be there along with Karen Murtha. Murtha works for Direct Energy Protection Plans and is a breast cancer survivor. She is a source of inspiration for her coworkers.

For more information contact:

Monica Yadav
Manager, External Relations
Direct Energy Services
Plaza Five Points
50 Central Avenue, Suite 920
Sarasota, FL 34239
941-893-6905 direct   or 941-600-6907 cell

About Direct Energy Services-Direct Energy is an integrated provider of electricity, natural gas products and home services. Direct Energy’s brands operate in 46 states in the United States and 10 provinces in Canada. One of Direct Energy’s lines of business, Direct Energy Services is North America’s largest home services provider in the HVAC, plumbing and electrical industries and offers a wide range of services to homes and businesses including HVAC, plumbing, home improvements, and water heater and electrical appliance services for residential customers through our service brands including Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, Mister Sparky Electric, One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, Airtron and AirCo.

About Susan G. Komen®

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $800 million in research and provided almost $1.7 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on Facebook at and Twitter @SusanGKomen.

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