Brakes for Breasts 2021 Fundraiser

Brakes for Breasts 2021

Celebrating Brakes for Breasts 2021: Putting the Brakes on Breast Cancer!

Throughout October automotive repair shops across the country are looking to end breast cancer with the Brakes for Breasts 2021 unique fundraising campaign.

FDA Clears Path for Breast Cancer Vaccine

With the help of $1million, raised by the auto repair industry

In October, Z’s Car Care in Hillsboro, Oregon joins hundreds of Independent Auto Repair Shops across the US and Canada to raise funds for breast cancer vaccine research as part of the Brakes for Breasts 2021 fundraiser.

Brakes for Breasts Free Brake Pads or Shoes

As part of the fundraiser, participating auto repair facilities will give away FREE (quality) brake pads or shoes.  The customer simply pays the labor and any other ancillary parts necessary to complete the brake job, and the shops then donate 10% of the brake job directly to Dr. Vincent Tuohy & the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund.

Brakes for Breasts Funds Vital Vaccine Research

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:

  1. 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.
  2. As of April, current plans to recruit and vaccinate participants in Phase 1 trials by end of July 2021.
  3. 100% of every penny raised goes directly to the Cleveland Clinic for research on the Breast Cancer Vaccine.
  4. 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 or follow us on Facebook @brakesforbreasts.

About Z’s Car Care:

Z’s Car Care is a locally-owned auto repair shop in Hillsboro, Oregon.  Owners, Delbert and Gina Tucker, and their team are dedicated to premier service, customer education, and community service.  More information is available on the company’s website:

Proudly Serving Hillsboro For Over 35 Years