Valvoline Instant Oil Change Raises Funds For Children’s Hospital

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Nine local Valvoline service centers are working with customers to raise money through November for children who receive medical care at T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.  

Valvoline customers will have the opportunity to purchase miracle balloon icons throughout the month of November to support the region’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.  All proceeds from the sales will go directly to Children’s Hospital to support services for sick and injured children in the region.  

“We are excited to partner with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and help raise funds for medical care, research and education for children treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” said Rob Stravitz, vice president of marketing for Valvoline Instant Oil Change. “Valvoline Instant Oil Change employees at more than 200 participating service centers are passionate about making a difference in their communities. They are thrilled to help with this year’s campaign to raise awareness and money for local kids.” 

List of local participating service centers:

Athens, TN
1022 Decatur Pike
 
Chattanooga, TN
4332 Highway 58
 
Chattanooga, TN
2200 Hamilton Place Blvd.
 
East Ridge, TN
4202 Ringgold Road
 
Ft. Oglethrope, GA
993 Battlefield Pkwy
 
Hixson, TN
5526 Hixson Pike
 
Hixson, TN
5104 Hwy. 153
 
Ooltewah, TN
9051 Old Lee Highway
 
Red Bank, TN
1792 Dayton Blvd

 
For a list of all Valvoline Instant Oil Change service center locations and hours of operations, visit www.vioc.com.

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