Tuffy offering free brake pads in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Local auto service center offering free brake pads, with the exception of labor, in the month of October.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and locally-owned auto service center is offering free brake pads (labor is not included) and donating a portion of sales to a non-profit that supports breast cancer research.

From the news release:

Tuffy Auto Service Center is proudly supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month by participating in the fourth annual Brakes for Breasts fundraiser. During the month of October, Tuffy is joining 104 other independent shops representing 25 states across the U.S. by offering their customers FREE brake pads and donating 10% of every brake service directly to The Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund. Customers pay for only the labor, shop supplies and other parts needed for the repair.

Tuffy Auto Service Centers are locally-owned auto repair shops here in Richmond. Tuffy prides themselves on their quality parts, exceptional repairs and award winning customer service record. Tuffy has been a part of the auto repair business for over 30 years.

The Brakes for Breasts fundraiser differs from many breast cancer fundraising campaigns which also run during October because funds raised by these independently-owned auto repair shops go directly to the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund in order to fund research of a vaccine which will lead to a cure for breast cancer, not just treatments for the disease.

Another way that this fundraising mission is different from many other breast cancer fundraising efforts is that 100% of the proceeds go directly to the Cleveland Clinic and zero percent of these donated profits are lost any type of marketing and administrative fees. Program founder, Leigh Anne Best, felt it important to create a program where the participating shops could raise money for an organization working on a breast cancer vaccine cure while each shop can see the direct impact of all the funds they raise.

2014 marks the fourth year for the Breaks for Breasts fundraiser. It was launched in 2011 by two women, Leigh Anne Best of Mighty Auto Pro in Medina, OH and Laura Frank of Royal Car Care & Tire Center in Brunswick, OH.

There are five participating Tuffy locations in Richmond: Northside, Midlothian, Southside, West End, and Ashland.

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Trevor Dickerson

Trevor Dickerson loves all things Richmond and manages RVANews’ West of the Boulevard and West End community sites.

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