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Celebrating 10 years!

Since 2011, more than 100 Independent Auto Repair Shops and Star Motors European Services across the U.S. have been fundraising to support research for the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund and Brakes for Breasts!

Can you imagine a vaccine that would create a world free of breast cancer?
We can!

Brakes for Breasts is an organization that unites the hands of Independent Auto Repair Shops during October. The participating Repair Shop provides its customers with free brake pads (up to $100 value), and the customer pays for the labor and any other parts that may be needed. The shop then donates 10% of that total to the Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund. Our industry stands united to put the Brakes on Breast Cancer! Together we have raised a grand total of $941,931.74 since 2011!

The American Cancer Society estimated that in 2019 there would be over 271, 000 people diagnosed with Breast Cancer, and over 42,000 will die.

With those numbers, it’s hard to find anybody who hasn’t been touched by Breast Cancer. Although treatment is better than it’s ever been, why do we wait until it happens to treat it – Let’s stop it before it happens.

Many of you have lost a loved one to this horrible disease – or maybe you are the one fighting or the one helping a loved one fight.
Brakes for Breasts is about HOPE
HOPE to those fighting
HOPE for prevention
HOPE we don’t bury another loved one

Brakes for Breasts supports Dr. Vincent Tuohy’s research efforts to develop a Breast Cancer Vaccine and his prevention philosophy.

Dr. Vincent Tuohy and his team at the Cleveland Clinic have successfully tested a Breast Cancer Prevention Vaccine in his lab and worked to take it to human trials.

Please help us support Dr. Tuohy’s research and help create a world where your daughters and granddaughters will never have to worry about the tragedy of facing breast cancer. Right now, his vaccine is specific to triple-negative breast cancer, the most lethal form of breast cancer with no real treatment. We are about a year to going to bedside trials. Dr. Tuohy has received the funding that takes care of the FDA, trials, etc. Our donations go strictly to research. The research is to continue the vaccine efforts with the other three forms of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, and possibly a host of other diseases. This is groundbreaking – don’t miss out on a chance to make a difference. Click HERE to make your donation.