Auto Repair Shops Across the Country Join Together to Put The Brakes on Breast Cancer

Auto Repair Shops Across the Country Join Together to Put The Brakes on Breast Cancer – Goal = $30,000

Auto Craftsmen is proudly supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month by participating in the Brakes for Breast campaign fundraiser where during the month of October this independently-owned auto repair shop is joining 26 other independent auto repair shops representing 16 states across the U.S. by offering their customers FREE brake pads and also donating 10% of every brake service directly to The Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund.

The Brakes For Breasts fundraiser is different from most breast cancer fundraising campaigns which run during October because 100% of proceeds contributed by these independently-owned auto repair shops goes directly to the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund to fund research of a vaccine which will lead to a cure for breast cancer, not just treatments for the disease.

Dr. Vincent Tuohy from The Cleveland Clinic has proven that his vaccine is 100% effective in preventing breast cancer in mice. His vaccine is ready for clinical trials in humans & funding is the only thing holding it back.

Amy Mattinat, owner of Auto Craftsmen and Breast Cancer Survivor says: “I come from a family of women. Seems everyone had daughters. NO ONE in my family has had breast cancer – so I was sure it would never happen to me.

Then I found a large lump that seemed to have appeared overnight. I had an ultrasound and a mammogram. I was told that the lump was no big deal…. but there were 3 small dots on my mammogram that they were concerned with.

I ended up having surgery #1 (they didn’t like the margins) so then I had to have surgery #2. Opted out of taking tamoxifen, but did have radiation for 5 days a week for 7 weeks. That was 3 years ago.

All the money collected for Breast Cancer Awareness is NOT ENOUGH! I want a cure so my daughter won’t have to go through what I did.

I love it that independent shop owners have banded together for this fund raiser. It gives me goose bumps to think that we could raise over $30,000 that would get put directly into the hands of the scientist and we would be a part of creating a vaccine that WILL PREVENT breast cancer.”

In addition to giving away brake pads and donating 10% of each brake service, Auto Craftsmen will have Brakes For Breasts t-shirts for sale so it’s Central Vermont-based customers to help raise additional funds and awareness of breast cancer and the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund.

About Auto Craftsmen:
Amy is the sole owner of Auto Craftsmen, an auto repair shop located in Montpelier, Vermont. She is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service while empowering her customers to take an active role in caring for their automobiles. More information at:

For more info on the shops participating:
For more info on the Vaccine research:

Amy Mattinat – Auto Craftsmen

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Posted on October 24, 2012, in Charitable News, K*Chele Magazine, Press Release and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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