Every October, the “Brakes for Breasts” program kicks off and runs through the entire month. During that time, our clients receive FREE brake pads or shoes (good quality Raybestos up to $109.00 value).
They pay only for the labor and any other ancillary parts that are necessary to complete the job.
Participating repair shops then donate 10% of the brake job cost to the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund. 100% of our proceeds go directly to research. Dr. Vincent Tuohy has created a vaccine that has proven effective in laboratory animals, and has great promise for eliminating breast cancer from our world!
The Story Behind “Brakes for Breasts”
In 2011, our very own Leigh Anne Best and fellow shop owner Laura Frank began the “Brakes for Breasts” fundraiser with 5 local auto repair shops in Ohio and raised $10,000 in support of the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund. Dr. Vincent Tuohy and his Team have created a vaccine to prevent Breast Cancer. In October of 2021 the very first woman received the vaccination to begin Phase I Trials.
Spin the clock forward, hundreds of independent auto repair shops join hands every year across the USA and Canada in support of Brakes for Breasts.
As of 2021 they have raised over 1.2 million dollars and every single penny has gone directly to research. Leigh Anne and Laura are two volunteers with a budget of zero and incredible industry support.
Dr. Tuohy has stated on many occasions that without the support of Brakes for Breasts he would’ve had to shut down his lab, and now we celebrate Phase I Trials.