Contact: Jodi Knepper
FDA Clears Path for Breast Cancer Vaccine
With the help of $1million, raised by the auto repair industry
In October, Lee Myles Auto Care & Transmissions locations in Reading PA and Birdsboro PA, along with more than 100 other Independent Auto Repair Shops across the US, are raising funds for breast cancer research as part of the Brakes for Breast fundraiser.
As part of the nationwide fundraiser, participating auto repair facilities are giving away FREE (quality) brake pads or shoes. The customer simply pays the labor and any other ancillary parts necessary to complete the brake job. The shops then donate 10% of the brake job directly to Dr. Vincent Tuohy & the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Research Fund.
Brakes for Breasts fundraising efforts started in 2011 with 5 automotive repair shops in the Cleveland, Ohio area that raised $10,000 and has now evolved to incorporate hundreds of shops in the United States and Canada. Since then, these shops have collectively raised over $1million, making Brakes for Breasts the largest third-party fundraising entity at the Cleveland Clinic. More importantly, Brakes for Breasts has become an integral partner of the effort to develop the first vaccine designed to prevent triple negative breast cancer, the most aggressive and lethal form of this disease.
To date donation total is $1,192,034.62!
Brakes For Breasts is different from any other breast cancer campaign:
- Dr. Tuohy and his team of researchers at the Cleveland Clinic has actually created a vaccine that has proved effective in laboratory animals in actually preventing breast cancer.
- As of April, current plans to recruit and vaccinate participants in Phase 1 trials by end of July 2021.
- 100% of every penny raised goes directly to the Cleveland Clinic for research on the Breast Cancer Vaccine.
- These are just “mom & pop” shops across the country, independent business owners that have joined hands for a great cause.
To learn more about Dr. Tuohy’s breast cancer vaccine, browse a list of participating shops, and view a yearly breakdown of our total $1,192,034.62 raised, go to www.brakesforbreasts.com or follow on Facebook @brakesforbreasts.
About Lee Myles Auto Care in Berks County PA:
Lee Myles Auto Care & Transmissions are locally-owned auto repair shops in Reading and Birdsboro, Pennsylvania. Owners Darren and Jodi Knepper and their teams are dedicated to premier automotive service, customer education, and community service. More information is available at the company’s website: LeeMylesSoutheast.com
Lee Myles 2021 Donation Goal for 2 shops: $2,200.00