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Valvoline Instant Oil Change Raises Money for Valley Children’s

From November 1-30, 2020, six participating Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM service centers across the Central Valley will be asking customers to make a donation to Valley Children’s Hospital. Need an oil change? Visit one of our participating Valvoline Instant Oil Change service centers and make a donation at checkout, today!

This is the first year that Valvoline has supported Valley Children’s. We are so thankful for the participating stores in Visalia, Los Banos, Madera, and Fresno. Mechanics are excited to see you!


Thank you, Valvoline Instant Oil Change, for changing kids’ health, to change the future. Kids like Emoryi.

Emoryi received the diagnosis of Diamond Blackfan anemia at just weeks old. This diagnosis means that Emoryi’s body doesn’t produce enough red blood cells, as many of the blood cells she does produce die before they develop, leading to necessary specialty care and frequent blood transfusions. However, Emoryi’s mother Victoria is no stranger to this diagnosis and treatment routine, as she was also diagnosed with Diamond-Blackfan anemia at just 6 months old and treated at Valley Children’s. “It feels good knowing the nurses I grew up with are still here,” says Victoria. “It’s amazing how well these doctors know what they’re doing and it’s a comfort to know this team is here 24/7 for you, whether you have questions or not.”

Terea Giannetta, hematology nurse practitioner, treated Victoria as a pediatric patient and knows the concern parents might have when it comes to a rare blood disorder. Because this diagnosis is so rare, if it isn’t recognized, it can be life threatening,” adds Terea. “If the patient doesn’t get transfused correctly as an infant, it can damage their physical and mental growth and inhibit their longevity. It’s so important these patients are seen at a qualified center where people educate the parents and even other providers. Because Diamond-Blackfan anemia is so rare, patients can have great providers who have never had experience with this disorder.” Victoria explained why she is more than happy to come back every month to Valley Children’s: “When it comes to my daughter’s wellbeing and livelihood, especially when it comes to such a rare disorder, there’s no other option in my mind.”

Since 2009, Valvoline Instant Oil Change has provided nearly $2 million in life-saving funds to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through employee and customer donations.