This past October Growth Energy partnered with several retailers who sell E15 for a Pink Out campaign to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. When a consumer purchased E15 during the month, each retailer donated 2 cents per gallon with the campaign raising $40,465.64 Participating retailers included Sheetz, Minnoco, Protec Fuel and Murphy USA.
“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.”
More than 700 dispensers pumped E15 at participating retailers with locations in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois and North Carolina. Of the funds raised, Sheetz donated its portion to the American Cancer Society, Minnoco donated its funds to Hope Chest for Breast Cancer, Protec Fuel donated its funds to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation and Murphy USA donated its funds to Susan G. Komen.