Today, Jiffy Lube® service centers in Charlotte announce their participation in the third year of the company’s Maintenance Partners for Life campaign to support the American Heart Association’s® (AHA) Go Red For Women movement.
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Heart disease is the nation’s number one killer of women and men, and this campaign emphasizes the importance of maintaining a healthy heart and a healthy vehicle. Since 2008, Jiffy Lube service centers from across the country have donated more than $2.3 million to the cause, and in 2010 Jiffy Lube seeks to raise another $1 million.
Between Feb 1 and March 14, customers can participate in the fundraising campaign by donating $3 to Go Red For Women at their local Jiffy Lube, and in return receive a Maintenance Partners for Life book worth over $100 in savings. This money goes to the American Heart Association and benefits women affected by heart disease in Charlotte.
Research shows that many people are unaware of threats to both their heart health and vehicle health. Cardiovascular disease kills approximately 460,000 women per year, averaging one woman per minute and according to the Car Care Council, eight out of ten vehicles fails at least one part of their inspection. The Jiffy Lube Maintenance Partners for Life campaign stresses the importance of being vigilant about heart health and vehicle health, and educates people about smart, preventive maintenance for their bodies and vehicles. Customers will receive valuable information on keeping both their body and vehicle “engines” performing at their best.
“In the past two years while doing the Maintenance Partners for Life campaign, we were able to raise awareness and educate our community on heart disease. We are excited to build on this momentum and continue to raise much-needed funds for heart disease prevention,” said Jim Orsi, Director of Operations for Jiffy Lube. “I invite everyone in Charlotte to join us in the fight against heart disease, helping make an impact nationally and in our own backyard.”
“In the first two years of Maintenance Partners for Life, we have seen tremendous support and achievement in local communities by Jiffy Lube franchisees, employees and customers,” said Neil Meltzer, American Heart Association Board Chairman. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Charlotte Jiffy Lube service centers to raise funds that support critical research and education programs to fight heart disease.”
For more information about the national Jiffy Lube Maintenance Partners for Life campaign, visit www.JiffyLubeGoesRed.com
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.
About South Lubes, Inc dba Jiffy Lube
South Lubes, Inc is an independent franchisee of Jiffy Lube International. Founded in 1994, South Lubes operates 63 Jiffy Lube service centers in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. Visit jiffylubesoutheast.com to learn more about Jiffy Lube and vehicle care.