As part of a growing partnership between American Cancer Society and Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠ (VIOC), more than 80 Southern California VIOC service centers will offer customers an opportunity during the month of June to support American Cancer Society’s Road To Recovery program.
Road To Recovery provides free rides to patients who otherwise may miss potentially life-saving cancer treatment. Drivers who volunteer in this program use their own vehicles to take cancer patients to and from treatment appointments. Each year, thousands of free rides are provided in California alone.
Customers who make a donation to Road To Recovery will have the opportunity to display a donor card at the automotive centers, creating a visual wall celebrating VIOC customer generosity.
The fundraising campaign launches Friday, June 1, and runs until Saturday, June 30. Previously, American Cancer Society and VIOC partnered for a holiday fundraiser where VIOC customers donated more than $20,000 to Road To Recovery and VIOC donated free oil changes to volunteer drivers.
“Thank you, Valvoline for recognizing Road To Recovery drivers,” says Stephanie Deagle, who recently received recognition from the American Cancer Society for driving patients 500 times over the last eight years. “Transportation is the major barrier for patients seeking cancer treatment. It is so important that this trusted brand is helping cancer patients on the Road To Recovery.” Deagle was one of many drivers who received a free oil change at VIOC in recognition of her distinguished volunteer commitment.
“We are excited at the opportunity to continue to build a partnership with the American Cancer Society. They are a wonderful organization who are on the front lines fighting cancer, both locally and nationally,” says William Smelley, vice president of marketing for the VIOC franchisee.
“Funds raised through the VIOC campaign will support our mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer,” said Jane Barnes, Regional Director, Corporate Relations for the American Cancer Society.
To help raise additional funds for the American Cancer Society, download a coupon from oilchangefast.com. Coupons are valid at any Southern California Valvoline Instant Oil Change. For every coupon redeemed, Valvoline will donate $5. For information anytime on cancer, call (800) 227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
About Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) is a leading worldwide marketer and supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services. Its service brand, Valvoline Instant Oil Change (VIOC), is the No. 2 quick-lube chain by number of stores in the United States. The company operates and franchises more than 1,100 Valvoline Instant Oil Change centers in the U.S. Service centers invite customers to stay in their cars and watch VIOC’s certified technicians perform the service. In addition to full-service oil changes done in about 15 minutes, centers offer a wide range of preventive maintenance services for most vehicle makes and models, including luxury, diesel, and hybrid. Visit http://www.vioc.com to learn more.
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About Henley Enterprises, Inc.
Founded in 1989, Henley Enterprises, Inc. is the largest Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchisee. They operate more than 170 service centers in 12 states including: California, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of nearly 2 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to http://www.cancer.org.