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Helping save lives in Michigan, Ohio and Florida communities

Greater MI, March 17th, 2017 — Today 64 Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM locations in
the Michigan, Toledo Ohio, and Florida areas are raising funds to help free kids and adults from
the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases that severely weaken
muscle strength and mobility during the 35th annual MDA Shamrocks program to benefit the
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).


From March 17, 2017 to March 31, 2017, participating Valvoline Instant Oil Change
locations are adding an iconic paper Shamrock (pinup) to their purchase at check out for just a
$1, $5 or a larger contribution.

The MDA Shamrocks will be displayed in windows and on walls in stores across the
area and every community, visually declaring steadfast support to help kids and adults living
with muscle-debilitating diseases.

“Each Shamrock sold is a symbol of strength, independence and life for kids and adults
with life-threatening diseases who count on MDA to find answers and provide support,” said
Cindy Clark, Fundraising Coordinator. “Thanks to the generosity of Valvoline Instant Oil
Change employees and customers, we can help MDA invest in lifesaving research and support
programs for these individuals so they can live the life they’ve always imagined and experience
the world without any limits.”

Funds raised also make MDA summer camp possible for more than 70 area kids where
they can experience the best week of the year at no cost to their families at Sherman Lake
YMCA Camp in Augusta, MI.

The MDA Shamrocks program is the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day-themed
fundraiser. This year, the MDA Shamrocks program will unite tens of thousands of retailers
throughout the country to benefit the organization’s shared mission to find research
breakthroughs across diseases; care for kids and adults from day one; and empower families
with services and support in hometowns across America.

To learn more about the 2017 MDA Shamrocks program and how to get involved,
contact Fundraising Coordinator, Cindy Clark at (517) 706-0348 or, or

About Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Valvoline, a leading supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, has
been serving American motorists for more than 150 years. Its operating segment, Valvoline
Instant Oil Change, ranked as the #2 quick-lube chain in 2016 by number of stores, with more
than 1,070 company-owned and franchised locations in the U.S. Its industry-leading model is
built to deliver a quick, easy and trusted experience to every customer, every day. Visit to learn more.

About MDA
MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of
muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle‐debilitating diseases that take away physical strength,
independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow
stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases; caring for individuals from day one; and
empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America.
Learn how you can fund cures, find care and champion the cause at