Time to shift gears with Jiffy Lube and Suds Wheels of Hope campaign

12 June 2017

Toronto -

This year marks the fifth anniversary of Jiffy Lube and Suds car wash Wheels of Hope fundraiser campaign in support of the Canadian Cancer Society’s patient transportation service in Ontario. In this time, more than $483,000 has been raised through the sales of Jiffy Lube and Suds coupon books. Consumers receive $100 in savings on basic car maintenance needs with the purchase of this $3 coupon booklet.

Wheels of Hope is the largest volunteer-provided transportation service of its kind in North America. The service helps patients who have no way of getting to and from cancer-related care or can’t afford the costs associated with travelling.

“Every year, the Wheels of Hope patient transportation service helps get thousands of people in communities across Ontario to cancer treatment,” says Tanya Nixon, Senior Manager of Transportation for the Canadian Cancer Society in Ontario. “We’re excited to celebrate five years of partnership with Jiffy Lube and Suds and are thankful for the generous support of their customers in helping to pave the road to recovery for people living with cancer.”

Last year, the charity’s 2,441 volunteers drove more than 10.2 million kilometres across Ontario between patients’ homes and cancer treatment centres. This is equivalent to driving around the world 256 times!

“This fundraiser has been a huge success over the past five years,” says Dianne Hinds, Director of Marketing, QLO Management Inc. and Suds Car Washes. “We’re thrilled to make a significant contribution to Wheels of Hope each year and our customers love that they get something from us in exchange for their donations.”

Last year, more than 15,000 people were helped through the Wheels of Hope service. With the number of cancer cases in Canada expected to rise 40 percent by 2030, now more than ever the Canadian Cancer Society continues to need the support of corporate partners like Jiffy Lube and Suds and their customers to ensure that the charity can meet the rising demand for this service. To purchase your Wheels of Hope Savings Book, please visit a Suds or Jiffy Lube location nearest you.

About Jiffy Lube

Jiffy Lube has over 130 locations in Canada and over 60 in Ontario offering maintenance services outlined in your owner’s manual in minutes, with no appointment. For forty years, the brand has helped redefine the vehicle preventive maintenance experience for drivers by upholding the values the company was founded upon: convenience, speed and quality service. With the development of Suds Car Wash in 2002, both brands are actively expanding in Ontario.  

About the Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization dedicated to preventing cancer, saving lives and supporting people living with cancer through research funding, services and advocacy. We are Canada's largest charity fighting all types of cancer and leading authority on cancer statistics and information. To learn more, call 1 888-939-3333 or visit cancer.ca.

For more information or to book an interview opportunity, please contact: 

Jiffy Lube & Suds: Dianne Hinds, 519-886-0561 x224, dianne.hinds@sudsjiffy.com

Canadian Cancer Society: Stephanie Michaelides, 416-323-7039, stephanie.michaelides@cancer.ca

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is the only national charity that supports Canadians with all cancers in communities across the country. No other organization does what we do; we are the voice for Canadians who care about cancer. We fund groundbreaking research, provide a support system for all those affected by cancer and advocate to governments for important social change.

Help us make a difference. Call 1-888-939-3333 or visit cancer.ca today.