First Choice Automotive is offering free brake pads and is to donate 10% of every brake service performed in the month of October to support breast cancer vaccine research. Here are the details:
Local Auto Repair Shop Helps Put the Brakes on Breast Cancer
Joppa-based auto repair shop First Choice Automotive will offer free brake pads and donate 10% of every brake service performed in the month of October to support breast cancer vaccine research.
[Joppa, Maryland] October 7, 2012 – What if getting your brakes serviced could help fund the development of a vaccine that could effectively end breast cancer? Throughout the month of October, First Choice Automotive will offer customers free brake pads–donated by Advance Auto Parts–and donate ten percent of every brake service directly to the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund as part of the nationwide Brakes for Breasts campaign.
Launched in 2011 by two women in the automotive industry, Brakes for Breasts is unique in that all money raised goes directly to the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund to fund research of a vaccine which will lead to a cure for breast cancer, not just treatments for the disease. According to the group’s website, preliminary research published in Nature Medicine in 2010 found that a single vaccination could prevent breast tumors from growing in mice genetically bred to develop breast cancer, while also inhibiting the growth of already existing breast tumors.
“The reason I decided to participate in Brakes for Breasts is because I have six important women in my life: my wife, two stepdaughters, my mother, and two granddaughters,” says David Buchanan, director of First Choice Automotive. “I have a three-year-old granddaughter, and, in ten years, I would love for her to be able to get a vaccine from her pediatrician, much like the HPV vaccine, that would ensure she would never have to worry about getting breast cancer.”
This year, 60 independently-owned auto repair shops representing 20 states across the United States are participating in the Brakes for Breasts campaign. According to program co-founder Leigh Anne Best, 100 percent of the proceeds from Brakes for Breasts go directly to breast cancer vaccine research, with none of the donated profits lost to marketing and administrative fees.
For more information on Brakes for Breasts, please visit www.brakesforbreasts.wordpress.com. For more information on First Choice Automotive, please visit www.fcautomotive.com or follow the shop on Facebook for fundraising updates.