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Driving Hope with Jiffy Lube & Suds Car Wash

17 June 2016

Toronto -

Jiffy Lube and Suds Car Wash have kicked off their annual Wheels of Hope campaign in support of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Wheels of Hope patient transportation service. Through this summer campaign, Jiffy Lube and Suds Car Wash are aiming to raise more than $100,000 in Ontario through the sale of the Wheels of Hope Savings Book. These coupon booklets sell for $3 and offer consumers $100 in savings on basic car maintenance needs. Proceeds from the sale of the Wheels of Hope Savings Book helps the Canadian Cancer Society get patients to their life-saving treatment appointments.

The Wheels of Hope transportation patient service is the largest service of its kind in North America. Last year, the charity’s more than 2,500 volunteers drove 11 million plus kilometres across Ontario between patients’ homes and cancer treatment centres. This distance is equivalent to driving around the world 277 times!

“The Wheels of Hope patient transportation service helps thousands of people each year who have no way of getting to their cancer treatment,” says Tanya Nixon, senior manager of transportation for the Canadian Cancer Society in Ontario. “Thanks to our partnership with Jiffy Lube and the generous support of its customers through Wheels of Hope, people living with cancer will continue on the road to recovery.”

This year, close to 200,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer. In Ontario, thousands of patients have no way of getting to and from cancer-related care or can’t afford the costs associated with travelling. Through the Wheels of Hope campaign, Jiffy Lube and Suds Car Wash want to beat last year’s fundraising total of $104,000 and continue to raise awareness about this critical service across the province.  

“Last year alone, the Canadian Cancer Society helped more than 11,000 patients in Ontario get to and from cancer treatment,” says Rick Morton, director of marketing, JL Management Group. “Jiffy Lube, Suds Car Wash and our amazing customers will continue to drive hope for our local cancer patients through every kilometre of their fight.”

The Wheels of Hope Savings Book campaign is in its fourth year. Since 2013 Jiffy Lube and Suds Car Wash and their customers have contributed more than $345,000 in support of the patient transportation service. For more information on how you can participate, visit your local Jiffy Lube and Suds Car Wash, or cancer.ca/wheelsofhope.

About Jiffy Lube

Jiffy Lube has over 130 locations in Canada and over 60 locations in Ontario offering maintenance services outlined in your owner’s manual in minutes, with no appointment. For more than thirty 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, please contact:

Stephanie Michaelides

Communications Coordinator

Canadian Cancer Society

Ontario

Phone: 416-323-7039