To help find a cure for breast cancer, a local tire shop is participating in “Free Brake Month” as part of a national program sponsored by “Brakes for Breasts.”
For the month of October, at Brown’s Tire, Towing and Auto Care Center, the brake pads or brake shoes will be free as part of any brake job performed. The only thing customers will have to pay for is labor and any additional costs, like brake fluid, rotors or any other parts.
On top of that, Brown’s Tire, Towing and Auto Care Center will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from brake repairs performed in October to “Brakes for Breasts.”
The deal could end up saving customers around $50 for each brake job.
Maria Brown, the general manager at Brown’s Tire, Towing and Auto Care Center was happy to chip in on such a worthy cause.
“Brakes for Breasts' wanted a shop in West Virginia to add to its campaign, and we’re proud that we’re the first and only shop in West Virginia participating in this program.”
Brown also wished to thank her parts distributor.
“We’re really thankful that we have a partner like Boonsboro (Md.) Auto Parts,” Brown said. “They’re going to donate the first 20 sets of brake pads or shoes. They’ve really stepped up.”
Brakes for Breasts is working in concert with the Cleveland Clinic to help fund a new approach to breast cancer: a vaccine.
The research is being spearheaded by Dr. Vincent Tuoy, who pointed out that this is a different way of thinking about a disease that’s affected many families.
“Our vaccine approach is all about prevention,” Tuoy said. “This is a new way of looking at breast cancer control.”
Brakes for Breasts is a volunteer group comprised of 138 shops in 34 states and two countries.