LOS ANGELES --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Jiffy Lube's Southern California Regional Cooperative Association announced today that it will partner with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in support of MDA's mission of funding treatments and cures, and providing health care, support services, advocacy and education.
"The Make a Muscle….Make a Difference" campaign will kick-off, February 9 through March 30, 2011, at 123 Jiffy Lube locations throughout Los Angeles, Riverside, Ventura , San Bernardino, Kern and Orange Counties. During the campaign, participating Jiffy Lube service centers will offer customers coupon books with over $85 in savings on automotive maintenance care for a small donation of three dollars. All proceeds from the campaign will benefit MDA's research, programs and services.
Locally, funds will be used to provide clinic services at UCLA, UC Irvine, and Children's Hospital in Orange County and Rancho Los Amigos. Additionally, every year MDA sends hundreds of local children living with a muscle disease to a week long summer camp at the Irvine Ranch Education Center.
"It has always been part of Jiffy Lube's culture to give back to the community, so when we were presented with the opportunity to support MDA, we were very enthusiastic about it," said Rob Curry, president of Jiffy Lube's Southern California Regional Cooperative Association. "MDA is doing incredible work toward curing muscular dystrophy and offering support to those affected by the disease and we are delighted to be a part of it."
"We are incredibly grateful to Jiffy Lube for committing to supporting our cause," said Erin Kelly, executive director of the MDA, Los Angeles Chapter. " It is with this kind of generosity that MDA is able to continue to provide unparalleled research, medical and health services to thousands of adults and children across the country."
For more information on the Jiffy Lube/MDA campaign and for Jiffy Lube's support of other charitable organizations, please visit www.jiffylubela.com.
With 123 locations, Jiffy Lube's Southern California Regional Cooperative Association (www.jiffylubela.com ) is the largest co-op in the Jiffy Lube franchise system. Jiffy Lube technicians are professionally trained to deliver an outstanding customer experience. Jiffy Lube Los Angeles is committed to providing exceptional preventive vehicle maintenance services, including the Jiffy Lube Signature Service® Oil Change, inspections & emissions, A/C, electrical system, tire rotation, air filtration, engine, transmission, cooling system , fuel system, and windshield services.
Jiffy Lube International Inc. ("Jiffy Lube"), with more than 2,000 franchised service centers in North America, serves approximately 24 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 www.JiffyLube.com to learn more about Jiffy Lube and vehicle care.
Established in 1950, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (www.mda.org) is a voluntary health agency working to defeat muscular dystrophy and related diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive community services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. With national headquarters in Tucson, Arizona, MDA has nearly 200 local offices across the country, operates some 225 hospital-affiliated clinics and supports nearly 400 research projects around the world. MDA scientists are in the forefront of research and have uncovered the genetic defects responsible for virtually all of the genetic diseases in its program.