Valvoline Instant Oil Change Raises Over $52,000 for Cancer Research and Care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
52 Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠ locations participated in A Chance for Kids & Families® program for the 5th consecutive year to raise $52,260 for the Jimmy Fund, bringing their fundraising total for the program to over $174,000.
Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠ (VIOC) customers helped fight cancer this summer by contributing $1 or more to the Jimmy Fund through the A Chance for Kids & Families® program. The Jimmy Fund solely supports Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.
This year was the fifth year that VIOC participated in the fundraising program to benefit the Jimmy Fund. VIOC had their best year yet, raising $52,260, totaling their contribution to the Jimmy Fund through the A Chance for Kids and Families program to over $174,000 since 2014.
"We are excited our employees and customers got so involved this year," said Don Smith, CEO of the Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchise. "The Jimmy Fund has long been a pillar in our community, and the work they do to support cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is remarkable."
"We are proud to partner with Valvoline for their support in this fundraising program," said David Giagrando, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Development & the Jimmy Fund. "Each year we are amazed and humbled by the franchisees and their customers' generosity towards the Jimmy Fund and helping families who face a cancer diagnosis."
About Valvoline Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) is a leading worldwide marketer and supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, with sales in more than 140 countries. Established in 1866, the company's heritage spans over 150 years, during which it has developed powerful brand recognition across multiple product and service channels. Valvoline ranks as the No. 3 passenger car motor oil brand in the DIY market by volume. It also operates and franchises the No. 2 quick-lube chain by number of stores in the United States with more than 1,150 Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠ centers and the No. 3 quick-lube change by number of stores in Canada with more than 70 Great Canadian Oil Change locations. It also markets Valvoline lubricants and automotive chemicals, including the new Valvoline™ Modern Engine Full Synthetic Motor Oil, which is specifically engineered to protect against carbon build-up in Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI), turbo and other engines manufactured since 2012; Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife technology motor oil for engines over 75,000 miles; Valvoline Synthetic motor oil; and Zerex™ antifreeze. To learn more, visit www.valvoline.com
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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 175 service centers in 10 states including: California, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia.
About the Jimmy Fund The Jimmy Fund solely supports Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. The Jimmy Fund is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Mass Challenge, and the Variety Children's Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide. Follow the Jimmy Fund on Facebook and on Twitter.