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Celebrating 15 Years of Fuel the Care

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Sarah Irving

Fifteen years ago an idea was sprung at Irving Oil - one that would greatly impact the lives of Maritime patients who rely on the IWK. It was called ‘Fuel the Care’ and since its inception it has been making life a little easier for the many families who travel to the IWK for care and treatment.

The Fuel the Care program helps to provide travel assistance in the form of Irving Oil fuel cards for those families who could benefit from the extra support. Over the years Irving Oil has donated more than $823,000 in fuel cards to the IWK.

Hundreds of IWK families have been supported by Fuel the Care over the years, including the Haylocks, who have 12-year-old twin girls, Mackenzie and Meaghan. These two young women have been going to the IWK since they were infants.

“Irving Oil and the Fuel the Care program have been a huge comfort to me and my family over the years,” says their mom Michelle. “We made many, many trips to the IWK when my girls were younger and Fuel the Care has helped support their health care journey all along the way."

On October 3, Irving Oil will host Fuel the Care Day. At select locations, volunteer employees will be on hand to help wash your windshields, fill-up your tanks and help spread the word about Fuel the Care.

"To all of us at Irving Oil, this 15-year milestone represents an opportunity to thank our partner hospitals, our employees and our customers for making Fuel the Care possible,” says Sarah Irving, Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer for Irving Oil. “We are so proud of what this program has achieved in 15 years, and we look forward to helping more families in the future."

On behalf of all the patients and their families who have benefitted from Fuel the Care over the past 15 years, we want to offer a sincere thank you to Irving Oil for giving families a lift when they need it most.

To find out more about Irving Oil’s Fuel the Care program please visit: www.irvingoil.com/fuelthecare

Fifteen years ago an idea was sprung at Irving Oil - one that would greatly impact the lives of Maritime patients who rely on the IWK. It was called ‘Fuel the Care’ and since its inception it has been making life a little easier for the many families who travel to the IWK for care and treatment.

 

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