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BIRMINGHAM (March 19, 2014) – Visit one of the 42 Birmingham area Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers locations during the month of April and $1 from every car serviced will be donated to Children’s of Alabama as part of the Change A Life campaign. Express Oil Change is committed to raising more than $40,000 as they strive to beat last year’s donations.
To kick off the campaign, six locations, in addition to snacks and giveaways, will be donating $2 for every car serviced on April 1, 2014. The locations include:
Funds raised will go towards the Hope and Cope program at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s. Since 2008, Express Oil Change has donated nearly $250,000 for the art therapy program that helps address the emotional needs of children with serious blood disorders and cancer, providing them a positive, creative outlet to express their feelings and experiences.
"This program is immensely helpful to cancer patients at Children’s. We are truly honored to have a community partner like Express Oil," said Dr. Raymond G. Watts, MD, director of the UAB Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and a professor of Pediatrics at UAB.
Children's is the state's single largest provider of specialized pediatric services for all forms of cancer, leukemia, brain and spinal cord tumors, hemophilia and other bleeding disorders and sickle cell diseases. The Hope and Cope program provides support and services including art and music therapy from diagnosis onwards.
“We hope our loyal patrons and new customers will come out and help us support Children’s of Alabama,” said Ricky Brooks, CEO of Express Oil Change and Service Center. “It’s an outstanding organization that focuses on finding a cure for devastating childhood diseases and giving much-needed hope to patients and their families.”
About Express Oil Change® & Tire Engineers
Express Oil Change® & Tire Engineers is one of the leading automotive service providers in the South with over 200 locations across thirteen states. Throughout our 35 year history, our oil change process has been refined to give our customers the quickest oil change around while still providing the highest quality service and premium vehicle maintenance checks. Each and every Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers houses a full-service automotive mechanical department staffed by experienced technicians. Our ASE-certified technicians provide total car care through the use of state-of-the-art equipment and premium parts. Our commitment to you, our customer, is quality work, friendliness, and integrity in everything that we do. For more information, please visit www.expressoil.com.
About Children’s of Alabama
Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children across the state and throughout the southeastern U.S. since 1911. For the past four years, Children’s has been ranked among the best children’s hospital programs in the nation by US News & World Report. Last year, patients made more than 670,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 41 other states and four foreign countries. With more than 2 million square feet, it is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. Children’s offers inpatient and outpatient services across its Russell Campus on Birmingham’s historic Southside with additional outpatient services provided at Children’s South and Children’s on 3rd. Primary care is provided at more than a dozen medical offices in communities across central Alabama. Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. In 2012, Children’s moved much of its inpatient services into a new building named The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children. More information is available at www.childrensal.org.