3rd Annual Pink at the Pump® Campaign Raises $17,000 for Breast Cancer Research and Patient Support

Contact: Cassidy Walter

JOHNSTON, IOWA – By choosing cleaner-burning, higher-performing E15 this October, drivers across Iowa raised $17,000 for breast cancer support services and research as part of the 3rd annual Pink at the Pump® campaign, co-sponsored by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and Iowa Corn Promotion Board.

Joining the 2018 campaign were retailers in North Dakota and Missouri, hosted by the North Dakota Ethanol Council and Missouri Corn Growers Association.

Fifty-one Iowa E15 retail stations donated three cents of every gallon of E15 sold from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31 to National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and The Hormel Institute.

“Pink at the Pump® is a unique campaign that brings together E15 retailers and their customers to support a very worthwhile cause,” said IRFA Managing Director Lucy Norton. “We are proud to provide donations to breast cancer researchers and service providers through the success of Pink at the Pump®.”

NBCF provides help and inspires hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services. The Hormel Institute is a global, cutting-edge research facility with a seven-decade history of making significant scientific discoveries on better ways to prevent, detect, and treat cancer.

“We are thrilled to partner with IRFA to promote E15 and raise money for those fighting breast cancer,” said Iowa corn farmer and Industrial Usage & U.S. Production Committee Chair, Kelly Nieuwenhuis. “Thank you, consumers, for supporting your Iowa farmers and helping us raise money for a very important campaign.”

E15 is a fuel blend containing 15 percent ethanol, just five percent more ethanol than E10, the most commonly used fuel in the U.S. E15 is often sold at a 5 to 10-cent per-gallon discount to E10 and is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for use in all 2001 and newer vehicles.

Participating Iowa companies included:


Casey’s General Store

Country Stores

Cresco Fast Stop

Crossroads of Spencer

Decorah Mart


Fuel Time

Good & Quick

Hull Coop

Ida Grove Cenex

Junction 9-75

KCK’s Food & Fuel

Key Cooperative

Linn Coop Oil Company

Murphy USA

New Century FS

Popkes Junction 9-75


Three Rivers FS

United Farmers Coop

Waukon Feed Ranch


The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association represents the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry and works to foster its growth. Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production with 44 ethanol refineries capable of producing nearly 4.4 billion gallons annually – including over 60 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol – and 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce 400 million gallons annually. For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: www.IowaRFA.org.