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At Jiffy Lube, we believe in making car care easy, fast and accessible. So naturally, when looking for a charitable organization to partner with we aimed to compliment our passion for preventive vehicle maintenance with a campaign that helped others through transportation in a meaningful setting. Enter the Drive Hope campaign — a partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Wheels of Hope Program with an aim to support cancer patients through volunteer drivers.

Fighting cancer is incredibly difficult in itself. Mixing in long trips to and from treatment centres, makes an already difficult situation even more taxing on cancer patients. With only 15 cancer treatment centres in Ontario, an average of 1 in 5 cancer patients face the challenge of getting to and from their critical life-saving appointments. In light of those statistics, the Canadian Cancer Society saw an opportunity to eliminate the burden of transit and created the Wheels of Hope Transportation Service. The largest of its kind in North America, last year the Wheels of Hope program serviced 2,800 volunteers who logged over 13 million kilometres.

What is the Drive Hope campaign? We’re honoured to tell you more. Raising $230,000 to date, the Drive Hope campaign offers Jiffy Lube customers the opportunity to purchase a coupon booklet containing over $100 in future savings. So how do we translate your savings into life-saving? $2.75 from the sale of each coupon book will be donated to your local Canadian Cancer Society’s Wheels of Hope Program. Meaning you get to see the results of this program within your own community.

Of course our customers are truly our co-pilots for this program! Without your kind generosity the Drive Hope campaign would not have raised $106,000 last year, or allowed us the honour of receiving the Canadian Cancer Society 2015 Corporate Champion Award.

This year we’re aiming to kick the Drive Hope campaign into overdrive and speed past last years donation total. Who’s with us? To become a volunteer driver or to donate you can get in touch with your local Canadian Cancer Society, or drive into your local Jiffy Lube during the annual Drive Hope campaign.

Let’s raise the checkered flag on cancer’s demise, together.

Drive In. Drive On. Drive Hope.