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Title
Express Oil Change & Tire Engineer’s 8th Annual Change-A-Life Campaign
Date
04/01/2015
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Birmingham, Ala. – How can getting your oil changed help Children’s of Alabama? During the month of April when you visit one of the 42 Birmingham area Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers locations, $1 from every car serviced will be donated to Children’s of Alabama as part of the Change-A-Life campaign.

To kick off the campaign, five of the 42 Express Oil Change locations and one Tire Engineers location will be doubling down on donations and contributing $2 for every car serviced on April 3 or 4, 2015. The locations include:

April 3, 2015
• Tire Engineers  3200 6th Avenue S, Birmingham, Ala. 35222
April 4, 2015
•  Chelsea  16971 Highway 280, Birmingham, Ala 35043
• Brook Highland 5315 Highway 280, Birmingham, Ala. 35242
• Riverchase  3635 Lorna Rd, Birmingham, Ala 35216
• McCalla  5036 Bond Blvd, Birmingham, Ala. 35216
• Mountain Brook 407 Hollywood Blvd, Birmingham, Ala. 35209

Funds raised will go towards the Hope and Cope program at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s.  This program provides the children support and services including art and music therapy from diagnosis onwards. Since 2008, Express Oil Change has donated nearly $300,000 for the art therapy program that helps address the emotional needs of children with serious blood disorders and cancer.

“We are proud to be partnering with Children’s of Alabama for the eighth year in a row and to be contributing to such an amazing program that helps children cope with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer,” 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.”

"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 at Children’s of Alabama. “The art therapy program provides the children with a positive, creative outlet to express their feelings and experiences during such a difficult time.”

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.

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 is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not for profit hospital that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. For the past three years, Children’s has been ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation by US News & World Report.  More information is available at www.childrensal.org.

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