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 shops in Ohio. In 2012, they expanded“Brakes for Breasts” to 27 shops across 17 states, raising a total of $66,499.29 for breast cancer research!
By 2013, the Brakes for Breasts annual campaign was growing like wildfire, with 68 shops on board across 23 states. The total amount to be donated will be announced soon – so be sure to check back for more details!