BISMARCK, N.D. – By choosing Unleaded88, a higher-octane fuel containing 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline, drivers across North Dakota helped raise a record $5,157.47 for breast cancer awareness as part of the annual Pink at the Pump® campaign, co-sponsored by the North Dakota Ethanol Council and North Dakota Corn Utilization Council.
Twenty-three North Dakota retail stations offering Unleaded88 participated in this promotion by donating three cents of every gallon of Unleaded88 sold from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31 to Pink it Forward. Pink It Forward is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization started locally by family members who have been battling breast cancer for three generations. With more than ten family members diagnosed, their goal is to bring a little light to individuals facing a cancer diagnosis. They want to pay it forward; Pink It Forward.
“We are grateful to the ethanol industry’s Pink at the Pump® promotion and the drivers who are filling their tanks with Unleaded 88! The funds raised this year will provide hope and enrich the lives of so many who are affected by breast cancer,” says Tammy Gimbel, Pink It Forward Executive Director.
“Petro Serve USA stations across the state welcomed the opportunity to be part of this campaign for North Dakota,” says Kent Satrang, Petro Serve USA CEO. “We are honored to contribute to Pink it Forward knowing the great work it is doing in supporting breast cancer warriors”.
“The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council is proud to be a partner in this effort,” says Tysen Rosenau, North Dakota Corn Utilization Council chairman. “Ethanol is the world’s cleanest source of fuel octane. By choosing Unleaded88 during October, consumers indirectly supported those impacted by breast cancer, while directly supporting North Dakota’s corn farmers.”
Unleaded88 is a fuel blend containing 15 percent ethanol, just five percent more ethanol than E10, the most commonly used fuel in the U.S. Over the past year nationwide, Unleaded88 saved consumers an average of 16 cents per gallon. It is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for use in all 2001 and newer vehicles, which make up more than 96 percent of the vehicles on the road today.