AAA painting tow trucks pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct. 6, 2013 at 11:46 AM   |   Comments

HEATHROW, Fla., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- AAA says it is painting its normally red, white and blue tow trucks pink in collaboration with the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Drivers in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan and Nebraska may see the pink tow trucks in major metropolitan areas throughout the month of October, ABC's "Good Morning America" reported Sunday.

"We assist more than 25 percent of the driving public with AAA roadside assistance -- and our service vehicles are seen on our nation's roadways by millions of motorists each day," said Gerry Gutowski of AAA Automotive Services, The Auto Club Group, in a statement. "Our hope is that pink tow trucks will garner attention and spread awareness to help in the fight against breast cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer death in women."

AAA is also slated to participate in more than 14 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks to raise money for the American Cancer Society in October.

"I am a breast cancer survivor and I work for AAA in Chicago," stated Alene Adams, who is casualty claims representative. "It's comforting to know that the company I work for understands what I am going through and would support awareness initiatives in such a visible way."

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