Heart disease is a silent killer that is largely preventable - most people don't realize how prevalent it is or what they can do to lower their risks
Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) March 10, 2009
Jiffy Lube, America's largest fast-lube company, and Go Red For Women are working together to fight heart disease through the Jiffy Lube Maintenance Partners for Life campaign. The goal of year two is to raise more than $1.5 million for the Go Red For Women movement, which celebrates the energy, passion and power women have to band together and eradicate heart disease.
The Jiffy Lube® Maintenance Partners for Life Campaign helps raise awareness for heart disease prevention by supporting the American Heart Association's® Go Red For Women movement. Customers who donate $3 receive a Maintenance Partners for Life book with $100 in vehicle preventive-maintenance savings.
During the past five weeks, our local Jiffy Lube Service Centers have been working hard to raise awareness for the campaign and raise funds for the cause. Local employees have donated over $20,000 of their personal wages towards the campaign and have raised an additional $40,000 in customer contributions. "Our employees have banded together to do everything from Fund Riasing Barbeques to setting up information booths at the Farmer's Market," said Mike Beverly, Jiffy Lube District Manager. "Our employees have had fun with prizes from 52in HDTVs to digital cameras."
While to depressing state of the Economy has taken its toll on vendor donations and third party support of the campaign, the company is still on track to meet its fundraising objective! "Last year we had over $30,000 in third party donations and vendor support of the program," said local Jiffy Lube Franchisee Sean Porcher. "We were the top fund raising entity group in the nation in 2008 and we are working hard to stay on top in 2009! We could definitely use help by anyone willing to make just a $3 donation by visiting our website at http://www.myjiffylube.com."
"Heart disease is a silent killer that is largely preventable - most people don't realize how prevalent it is or what they can do to lower their risks," said Sean. "Jiffy Lube is doing its part to raise awareness of this disease in our community and is proud to raise funds benefitting our local American Heart Association chapter." The final push is on as the campaign comes to a close on March 16, 2009. The goal: $1.5 Million!
"Together with Mike Beverly, Rudd McClory and all our local Jiffy Lube team members in Spokane, the Tri-Cities, Missoula, Helena, Bozeman and the Central Coast of California, we thank our customers and our communities for banding together to support the Maintenance Partner's for Life campaign!" said Sean. Remember, your donation to the Go Red for Women Campaign is tax deductible!
About Go Red For Women:
Since 2004, Go Red For Women has captured the energy, passion and intelligence of women to work collectively to wipe out heart disease -- the No. 1killer of women. We want millions of women across America to take heart disease personally. Go Red For Women engages women and the men who love them to embrace the cause. Healthcare providers, celebrities and politicians also elevate the cause and spread the word about women and heart disease. For more information about Go Red For Women, please call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278) or visit GoRedForWomen.org. Go Red For Women is nationally sponsored by Macy's and Merck & Co., Inc.
About Sean Porcher's Franchise Group:
Sean Porcher and his franchise groups own and operates 31 Jiffy Lube Service Centers. WIth service centers in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties on the Central Coast of California, Spokane and the Tri-Cities are of Washington and the entire State of Montana, this franchise group consists of three different business entities and ownership groups.
About Jiffy Lube®:
Jiffy Lube International Inc. ("Jiffy Lube"), with more than 2,100 franchised and company-owned service centers in North America, serves approximately 27.5 million customers each year. Jiffy Lube pioneered the fast oil change industry in 1979 by establishing the first drive-through service bay, providing customers with fast, professional service for their vehicles. Headquartered in Houston, Jiffy Lube is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Shell Oil Company. Visit http://www.JiffyLube.com to learn more about Jiffy Lube and vehicle care.
Note: Jiffy Lube International and Shell Oil Company are not responsible for statements or information communicated by independent franchisees.