We would like to start by saying thank you in advance to the VIOC SCM's for their efforts to make the donations for this great cause possible. It is through their focus and dedication that so many of our customers make donations to help each year. Pictured on our team page are the team members, their families & friends that were able to participate in Great Strides 2019. Thank you team, it is a privilege to walk beside you.
Valvoline Instant Oil Change is proud to partner with the Cincinnati Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). This will be our seventh year participating in the Great Strides walk and to date we have raised more than $88,000 in donations over the last six years. 2019 was another solid year for us, as we raised $30,667.
We will again be doing our annual pin up donation drive this fall at your local VIOC stores. I know our leadership team will once again be focused on driving huge results for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. So please come in, get an oil change with great service and a smile, then donate to a worthwhile cause! We will also be doing a personal donation drive amongst the leadership team ahead of this year's Great Strides walk and our goal will be $5,500.
Our reason for choosing CFF seven years ago was simple. Cystic Fibrosis does not draw as much national support the way many other causes do, but finding a cure for CF is just as important. Everyone loves an underdog and we are determined to help find a cure in any way we can.
We look forward to seeing all of our friends & family at this year's walk and thank you all for your support!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, indoor events sponsored by the CF Foundation are strictly prohibited at this time. Scheduled outdoor events must adhere to strict requirements to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection. Events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON ATTENDANCE AT OUTDOOR FOUNDATION EVENTS:
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, attendees at CF Foundation events must adhere to the following requirements:
Practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times
Face masks strongly encouraged and expected to be worn in accordance with local guidelines. (Note, children under two years of age should not wear masks due to safety concerns and therefore should not attend CF Foundation events where there is risk of interacting with someone outside of their household.)
Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow.
Persons with CF should consult their physician before participation in any in-person event as they may be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. People with CF should maintain a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times.