In October, the staff of Quality Lube Oil Change & Auto Repair decided to help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. Quality Lube & Auto Center is a small, family-owned business that pride themselves on supporting their local community. Some customers and friends of the shop have close relatives fighting cancer. In addition, the manager, Andy Homan, is currently celebrating one year in remission after a long battle with a rare form of brain cancer. Witnessing Homan’s fight, the crew and community all witnessed first-hand how cancer changes a life. Simple things become very difficult.
To raise awareness, the shop started a fundraiser called, “Put the Brakes on Breast Cancer.” They decided a portion of brake service sales from the campaign would be donated to help fight breast cancer. The staff wore pink ribbons and t-shirts. The main objective of the fundraiser was to keep the funds local. Upon researching area organizations, McLaren Oakland Foundation in Pontiac, Michigan, was contacted.
“I was impressed by their Sister and Sister free mammogram program that provides free mammograms to women who cannot afford the cost of screenings and early cancer detection services,” said Jennifer Lauhoff, employee at Quality Lube Oil & Auto Center. “I was told two local women were currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer and were suffering financial hardship. We donated $1,000 to be divided between these women.”