Throughout October, automotive repair shops across the country are looking to end breast cancer with a unique fundraising campaign.
During the Month of October, The Auto Care Clinic in Front Royal, VA and more than 100 other Independent Auto Repair Shops across the U.S. are raising funds for a breast cancer vaccine as part of the Brakes for Breast fundraiser.
As part of the fundraiser, the auto repair facilities are giving away FREE (quality) brake pads or shoes. The customer simply pays the labor and any other ancillary parts necessary to complete the brake job after which the shops donate 10% of the brake job directly to Dr. Vincent Tuohy & the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund.
100% of what is donated goes directly to research!
2018 marks the seventh year for the Brakes For Breasts fundraiser.
- 2011 The 1st year – 5 shops in Ohio raised $10,000
- 2012 The 2nd year – 27 shops in 17 states raised $32,848
- 2013 The 3rd year – 66 independent auto repair shops in 27 states raised $66,499
- 2014 The 4th year – 143 independent auto repair shops in 29 states raised $115,236.53
- 2015 The 5th year – 174 independent auto repair shops in 32 states raised $141,868
- 2016 The 6th year – 131 independent auto repair shops in 35 states (most ever!) $125,867.37
- 2017 The 7th year – 114 independent auto repair shops in 34 states raised $114,389.20
To date, donation total is over $600,000!
This Brakes For Breasts fundraiser is different from any other breast cancer fundraising campaigns:
- Tuohy at the Cleveland Clinic has actually created a vaccine that has proved effective in laboratory animals in actually preventing breast cancer. Think about Polio, eradicated because of a vaccine, a distant memory for most generations. This is the same principle!
- After 16 long years, Dr. Tuohy and his research team are just a year away from their first bedside trial.
- 100% of the proceeds from the Brakes for Breasts fundraiser go directly to the Cleveland Clinic for research on the Breast Cancer Vaccine.
- These are just “mom & pop” shops across the country, independent business owners that have joined hands for a great cause.
For more information about the Breast Cancer Vaccine, Dr. Tuohy and a list of participating shops go to www.brakesforbreasts.org, download the Brakes for Breasts app to your smartphone and like The Auto Care Clinic, Inc.’s Facebook page!
About The Auto Care Clinic, Inc.:
The Auto Care Clinic is a locally-owned auto repair shop in Front Royal, VA. Owners, Bill and Sandy Long, and their team are dedicated to premier service, customer education, and community service. More information is available on the company’s website: autocareclinic.biz.