Joppa-based First Choice Automotive is doing its part to put the breaks on breast cancer.
Throughout the month of October, First Choice Automotive will offer customers free brake pads, donated by Advance Auto Parts, and donate ten percent of every brake service directly to the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund as part of the nationwide Brakes for Breasts campaign.
Launched in 2011 by two women in the automotive industry, Brakes for Breasts is unique in that all money raised goes directly to the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund. The organization funds research of a vaccine, which will lead to a cure for breast cancer, not just treatments for the disease, according to a release.
John Rowe, with First Choice Automotive, said this is the Joppa business’s first year participating in the Brakes for Breasts campaign. Rowe said two of the shops founders launched the program.
“The reason I decided to participate in Brakes for Breasts is because I have six important women in my life: my wife, two stepdaughters, my mother, and two granddaughters,” says David Buchanan, director of First Choice Automotive. "I have a 3-year-old granddaughter, and, in 10 years, I would love for her to be able to get a vaccine from her pediatrician, much like the HPV vaccine, that would ensure she would never have to worry about getting breast cancer."
First Choice Automotive is located at 710-A Pulaski Highway in Joppa.
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