I would first say I would like to thank the VIOC store leaders for their efforts to make the below donations for this great cause possible. It is through their focus and dedication that so many of our customers make the donation to help each year. Pictured are the team members that were able to come to the walk last year in 2018. Thank you team, it is a privilege to walk beside you.
Valvoline Instant Oil Change is a proud partner with Cystic Fibrosis (C.F), this will be our sixth year and have totaled over $58,000 in donations in five years. 2018 was our largest year to date bringing in over $27,752. This year we will be doing a pin up drive at a VIOC near you in October and I know our leadership team will be focused to drive a huge result for this organization again. So please come in and get an oil change with great service and a smile then donate to a great cause! We will also be doing a personal donation drive amongst the leadership team for out walk team, Our goal for that team will be $4,000.
We have chosen to partner with C.F. six years ago as it does not draw much national support like some other causes do. It is this underdog mentality that we love and are determined to help find the cure in any way we can.
We look forward to seeing all of our friends this year at the walk again, thank you for your support!
Important note on Attendance at Foundation Events:
Infections can exacerbate CF symptoms and worsen lung function, so we ask attendees at Foundation-sponsored events to observe the following best practices to reduce the risk of germ transmission:
Regularly wash hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Maintain a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection.
To further reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation’s attendance policy recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times while attending an outdoor Foundation-sponsored event. All Great Strides walks are non-smoking events.