Posted on December 16, 2012
A special “unveiling” of artwork was dedicated to Express Oil Change for its annual support of pediatric cancer patients treated at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama on Nov. 13. The artwork was commissioned by Children’s and created by several children – Zaria Jones, Quintez Gilbert, Nelly Vasquez, Harlen Vasquez and Landon Unger (pictured) – under the supervision of Sarah Margaret Wade of VSA Arts Alabama and will be on display in the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children expansion. Wade says the concept for this acrylic-on-canvas piece depicts children being active, enjoying time with family, enjoying the beach, building and playing. Each year the 35 Express Oil Change & Service Center® locations throughout Central Alabama donate $1 from each oil change, maintenance, repair service or purchase to the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s, the state’s single 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.