In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, European Auto Tech will be joining 104 other independently-owned auto repair shops around the country by participating in the Brakes for Breasts campaign during the month of October.
Customers receive free brake pads, paying only for labor, and 10% of every brake service is donated directly to The Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund. This fund supports research for a vaccine that will cure breast cancer, rather than merely treat it. One of the Clinic’s physicians, Dr. Vincent Tuohy, has actually developed a vaccine that has proven effective in preventing the development of breast cancer. The results thus far are very promising, however more research is needed.
The stakes are extremely high. Each year over two hundred thousand new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in the United States, and experts estimate that about 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer at some point during her life. Nearly 40,000 women die from breast cancer in the U.S. each year.
The members of the Brakes for Breasts campaign are working toward the day when no woman is diagnosed and no family has to lose a loved one to this disease. Now in its fourth year, this fundraising campaign continues to grow. In 2013, the campaign raised over $66,000 nationwide and this year organizers hope to reach their goal of $110,000.
Unlike with some other breast cancer fundraising campaigns, 100% of the proceeds raised by Brakes for Breasts go directly to the Clinic for research, with none used for administrative fees or marketing expenses.
European Auto Tech is an independent automobile service center in Tucson, AZ, that specializes in servicing and repairing German automobiles. If you would like to receive the best brake service available for your Audi, BMW, Mercedes, VW, or other German automobile, while supporting a worthy cause, visit European Auto Tech this October.