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 sixth year that VIOC participated in the fundraising program to benefit the Jimmy Fund. VIOC had their best year yet, raising $66,914 totaling their contribution to the Jimmy Fund through the A Chance for Kids and Families program to over $241,000 since 2014.
“Dana-Farber is one of the leading cancer institutes in the world, and the work they do to support cancer research and care is remarkable,” said Don Smith, CEO of the Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchisee, Henley Enterprises. “We are extremely proud of the amount raised for The Jimmy Fund this year. Every dollar truly makes a huge impact on compassionate patient care and ground-breaking research being done at the institute.”
“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 & the Jimmy Fund. “Each year we are amazed and humbled by the franchisee and their customers’ generosity towards the Jimmy Fund and we congratulate them on their highest fundraising year to date.”
Valvoline™, a leading supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, has been serving American motorists for more than 150 years. Its operating segment, Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM, ranked as the #2 quick-lube chain in 2016 by number of stores, with more than 1,070 company-owned and franchised locations in the U.S. Its industry-leading model is built to deliver a quick, easy and trusted experience to every customer, every day. Visit www.vioc.com to learn more.