For the past six years, Nebraska gas stations have united, raising thousands of dollars for cancer research as part of Fuel the Cure – a campaign that also educates others about healthier fuel options. Annually, throughout October, drivers opting for higher blends of ethanol fuel like E15, E30 and E85 triggers a three-cent donation for each gallon sold at participating stations.

Fuel retailers alone raised $18,733 this past year, and the six-year campaign total has grown to $64,572. Donations from fuel retailers benefit the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha. Learn more at

Ethanol, a natural octane booster derived from Nebraska field corn, plays a pivotal role in displacing harmful aromatics in gasoline linked to cancer, heart disease and respiratory issues. Fill up with higher ethanol blends all year long to reduce air pollution, save money at the pump and support Nebraska farmers. Find gas stations at

Fuel the Cure also sponsors the American Cancer Society of Nebraska’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and provides vital funding to the Heartland Cancer Foundation, assisting over 300 Nebraska cancer patients with fuel costs by way of ethanol gift cards.

Fuel the Cure invites Nebraska fuel retailers selling higher ethanol blends to connect with Jessica Sodeke, Communications and Outreach Manager for the Nebraska Ethanol Board (, at for 2024 participation details.