June 12, 2018
CARSTAR Ready to “Soaps It Up” during Shine Month to Fight Cystic Fibrosis and Benefit Local Children’s Charities
CHARLOTTE – June 12, 2018 – CARSTAR stores from across the U.S. and Canada are leading the way in supporting cystic fibrosis research, care and advocacy as they kick off CARSTAR Shine Month in June.
Across the U.S., CARSTAR locations will be holding Soaps It Up car wash events to raise funds to fight cystic fibrosis and benefit local children’s charities. CARSTAR set the Guinness World Record with the Soaps it Up car wash in 2009 by washing more than 4,000 vehicles in eight hours, then broke its record in 2011 by washing more than 4,900 in eight hours.
“The Soaps It Up car wash is a fun tradition at CARSTAR that allows CARSTAR franchise partners to connect with their community by providing a great service to benefit an even better cause,” said Michael Macaluso, President, CARSTAR. “We’re proud of these franchise partners commitment to giving back to those in need through their support of cystic fibrosis research and treatment and local children’s charities.”
Participating U.S. CARSTAR stores and events include:
CARSTAR Gapsch’s Collision Center – St. Louis, MO
- Soaps It Up car wash on June 16, 2018 to benefit cystic fibrosis
CARSTAR Dalton South – Dalton, GA
- Soaps It Up car wash on June 23, 2018 to benefit cystic fibrosis and Miracle League of Dalton
CARSTAR Ken’s North – Dalton, GA
- Soaps It Up car wash on June 16, 2018 to benefit cystic fibrosis and Miracle League of Dalton
CARSTAR Bob Thomas – Portland, OR
- Soaps It Up car wash on July 28, 2018 to benefit cystic fibrosis and Schoolhouse Supplies
CARSTAR Maryville – Maryville, IL
- Soaps it Up car wash on June 16, 2018 to benefit cystic fibrosis
Over the course of the more than 20-year partnership, Canadian franchise partners, vendors and community supporters helped CARSTAR raise over $3 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. The U.S. CARSTAR franchise partners have joined the effort to support cystic fibrosis research and treatment. These funds make a tremendous impact, proof being that the life expectancy of someone living with cystic fibrosis is now 53.3 in Canada and 47 in the U.S.
To find a Shine Month event near you, visit https://www.carstar.com/about/carstar-cares/