During the month of October, Master Mechanic in Chantilly will be giving free brake pads to each customer as part of the 'Brakes for Breasts' program.
Master Mechanic will donate 10 percent of October's labor costs to Cleveland Clinic's breast cancer vaccine research. For those customers who don't need brakes but still want to help out, the shop will offer $25 off any regularly priced service as well as donating 5% of those labor costs to the research fund.
Recently, a team of Cleveland Clinic researchers led by Vincent Tuohy, PhD, have lab-tested what could become the first-ever vaccine to prevent breast cancer.
Master Mechanic owner Don Ballard lost his mother to breast cancer at a young age.
"Many of our customers know someone who's been affected by breast cancer so we want to do our part and make it easy for others to donate as well," Master Mechanic spokesperson Chelsea Johnson said in an email to Patch.
Master Mechanic is joining 61 other auto shops across 26 states, as the only Northern Virginia auto repair shop to help raise money for breast cancer vaccine research at the Cleveland Clinic. Last year, the combined efforts of less than 30 shops raised over $30,000; this year, the organization hopes to exceed $60,000.
Master Mechanic is located at 14303-A Sullyfield Circle in Chantilly. For more information about the Brakes for Breasts promotion, visit brakesforbreasts.com.