E15 Retailers and Growth Energy Raise more than $40,000 to Combat Breast Cancer

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Growth Energy partnered with major fuel retailers Sheetz, Minnoco, Protec Fuel and Murphy USA for its annual Pink Out program to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer during the month of October. For each gallon of clean burning E15 sold, 2 cents were donated to an organization fighting to eliminate breast cancer or help families affected by the disease.

“We are thrilled to have such incredible partners with whom we were able to donate $40,465.64 to deserving organizations working to find a cure for breast cancer and help those affected by it,” said Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy. “The ethanol industry is proud to help in the fight against cancer by replacing toxic carcinogens that were previously blended in gasoline. By partnering with leading retailers such as Sheetz, Minnoco, Protec Fuel and Murphy USA, this program ensures we continue to take up the fight on behalf of mothers, daughters and families everywhere.”

The Pink Out program ran throughout the month of October at participating stations, with more than 700 dispensers included in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and North Carolina. The program raised $40,465.64 with Sheetz donating to the American Cancer Society, Minnoco to Hope Chest for Breast Cancer, Protec Fuel to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation and Murphy USA to Susan G. Komen.

E15 contains 5 percent more ethanol than conventional gasoline and is approved for any car manufactured in 2001 or later. For drivers who care about the environment, their wallets and their cars, switching to a higher biofuel blend, like E15, which lowers greenhouse gas emissions, burns cooler to improve vehicle performance and supports American innovation. Drivers can make a difference with their choice at the pump and can find their nearest E15 station at www.GetEthanol.com.