"Imagine telling your daughter there is
no more breast cancer."
A quote from Becca Martello, a mother, and breast cancer survivor.
Heres the stats for 2017 so far:
$ 114,389.20 , 114 Shops, 34 States! Since 2011 we have helped raised a collective total of $ 606,709.99 for research to put the Brakes on Breast Cancer! You folks are rock stars! Thank, thank you, thank you for your support!
In October Robinson's Auto Repair will give away
FREE quality brake pads or shoes!
All you pay is the labor and any other necessary parts.
10% of the proceeds benefited the Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund.
Our group of auto repair shops from across the country set new goals each year!
Thank you to Auto Zone on Hawkins Avenue in Akron for partnering with us!
Prevention is the Cure!
" Our vaccine approach is all about prevention, and this is a new way of looking at breast cancer control"
–Dr. Vincent Tuohy,
- $10,000.00 Raised by 5 Independent Auto Repair Shops in the state of Ohio in 2011
- $32,848.84 Raised by 27 Independent Auto Repair Shops across 16 states in 2012
- $66,499.29 Raised by 66 independent Auto Repair Shops across 27 states in 2013
- $115,236.53 Raised by 136 independent Auto Repair Shops across 28 states in 2014
- $141,868.76 Raised by 174 independent Auto Repair Shops across 32 states in 2015
This is groundbreaking – don’t miss out on a chance to make a difference!
The Story Behind “Brakes for Breasts”
In 2011, Ohio's very own Laura Frank and fellow shop owner Leigh Anne Best began the “Brakes for Breasts” fundraiser with 5 local auto shops. 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 and in 2014 that number doubled again to 136 shops in 28 States. After each season, we try to update the total amount donated – so be sure to check back for more details!
For more information, go to www.BrakesForBreasts.org
Thank-you for everyone’s support.
100% of the proceeds go directly to Breast Cancer Vaccine research!
For more information on the Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund
Why Brakes for Breasts?
There are thousands of different fundraisers and charities out there - why did we choose Brakes for Breasts?
Because this one is personal on several levels. Dr. Touhy is right here in our back yard, and we love to support our community. 100% of the proceeds go directly to the Cleveland Clinic for his research. Brakes for Breasts operates by volunteers and by the time and dedication of the shop owners and their teams. So there is no overhead cost.
We all know someone that has been affected one way or another with breast cancer. My paternal grandmother underwent a double mastectomy. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 12. I watched her go through surgery to remove the tumor, the radiation, the long recovery. But she is still with us today, and she is a true survivor. I have several other relatives diagnosed with this awful disease, some are survivors, some have lost the battle.
I am a mother myself, with a young daughter. Given my family history I was tested for the gene mutation in the spring of 2016...
I can't wait for the day I can tell my daughter there is no more breast cancer.
- Katie Robinson, co-owner of Robinson's Auto Repair