Growth Energy & Sheetz Partner In Fight Against Breast Cancer

Growth Energy & Sheetz Partner In Fight Against Breast Cancer

Two cents from every gallon sold of E15 gasoline will be donated to the
American Cancer Society

(Raleigh, NC) — Growth Energy and Sheetz held a ribbon cutting today at a Raleigh Sheetz station to highlight Sheetz’ participation in the Pink Out program to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research during the month of October. In partnership with Growth Energy, Sheetz will donate two cents from the sale of every gallon of E15 to the American Cancer Society and the fight against breast cancer.

Today’s event at 4660 Millbrook Green Drive included representatives from Growth Energy, Sheetz and Novozymes, a Triangle-based company that produces the enzymes used in ethanol production. Also on hand were Mary Ann Baldwin, Raleigh City Council and Caroline Sullivan, Wake County Commission to show their support for the initiative.

“We are proud to partner with Sheetz to bring awareness to breast cancer research and support a wonderful organization working to eradicate this terrible disease,” said Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy. “Ethanol has replaced toxic chemicals that were previously blended in gasoline and were found to be carcinogenic, so ethanol has already helped in the fight against cancer in tangible ways. By partnering with great retailers such as Sheetz, this program ensures we continue to support research for a cure on behalf of mothers, daughters and families everywhere.”

The Pink Out Program will run through October at participating stations, with 300 pumps included in the program in North Carolina. Drivers can support this program by looking for the pink nozzle handles and signage. October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the United States.

“Sheetz is honored to take part in the Pink Out program and help raise funds for breast cancer research,” said Mike Lorenz, executive vice president for petroleum supply at Sheetz. “We are committed to providing our customers with the best fueling options on the market, and E15 certainly falls into that category. For those who are new to E15, October is a great time to give it a try while contributing to a great cause.”

E15 contains five percent more ethanol than regular gasoline and is approved for any car 2001 and newer. By increasing the amount of ethanol blended into fuel, drivers will be using more of an American-made biofuel that lowers greenhouse gas emissions and improves vehicle performance by burning cooler and increasing horsepower.

“Today’s event is a unique opportunity for North Carolina drivers to support two important causes—breast cancer and clean air,” said Peter Halling, Vice President of Bioenergy for Novozymes. “Raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research is an issue that touches all of us, and Novozymes is proud to be a partner in this effort. Every gallon of E15 that drivers put into their tank will help make the air we breathe cleaner and healthier, which goes hand-in-hand with this initiative. It’s really a perfect match.”

Drivers can find Sheetz stations that offer E15 at GetEthanol.com.

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