Express Oil, Tire Engineers helping Children’s Hospital

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Visit one of the 42 Birmingham-area Express Oil Change and Tire Engineers locations during the month of April and $1 from every car serviced will be donated to Children’s of Alabama as part of the Change-A-Life campaign.

Express Oil Change is looking to raise more than $40,000 as they strive to beat last year’s donations.
To kick off the campaign, six locations, in addition to snacks and giveaways, will be donating $2 for every car serviced on April 1. The locations include:

• Oak Mountain, 461 Cahaba Valley Road, Pelham

• 280 Tire Engineers, 4750 U.S. 280, Birmingham

• Valleydale, 2644 Valleydale Road, Birmingham
• Trussville No. 2, 425 Main St., Trussville
• Vestavia, 1479 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills
• Downtown, 2300 University Boulevard, Birmingham

Funds raised will benefit the Hope and Cope program at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s. Since 2008, Express Oil Change has donated nearly $250,000 for the art therapy program that helps address the emotional needs of children with serious blood disorders and cancer, providing them a positive, creative outlet to express their feelings and experiences.
“This program is immensely helpful to cancer patients at Children’s. We are truly honored to have a community partner like Express Oil,” said Dr. Raymond G. Watts, MD, director of the UAB Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and a professor of Pediatrics at UAB.
Children’s is the state’s largest provider of specialized pediatric services for all forms of cancer, leukemia, brain and spinal cord tumors, hemophilia and other bleeding disorders and sickle cell diseases. The Hope and Cope program provides support and services including art and music therapy from diagnosis onwards.
“We hope our loyal patrons and new customers will come out and help us support Children’s of Alabama,” said Ricky Brooks, CEO of Express Oil Change and Service Center. “It’s an outstanding organization that focuses on finding a cure for devastating childhood diseases and giving much-needed hope to patients and their families.”