tow truck is pink for cancer awareness-AAAphotoStranded motorists shouldn’t be surprised if they see a pretty pastel tow truck show up. For the first time its 100-year history, AAA’s classic red, white and blue tow trucks have been being painted: For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month trucks in 14 major American cities have been painted pink.

The road service group’s new pink tow trucks will aid motorists in major cities in seven states, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan and Nebraska.

“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, Sr. Vice President, AAA Automotive Services, The Auto Club Group. “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.”

In addition to the pink trucks, AAA will also play an integral role as a co-sponsor for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks in all 14 cities, such as Chicago, Orlando and Detroit, helping to host thousands of walkers this month. It will field its own team of walkers to raise money for the American Cancer Society and will provide free roadside assistance at the events to anyone who may have car troubles with lockouts, flat tires or dead batteries with two pink tow trucks on hand.

“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.”

Thanks to Joel Arellano for submitting the link on our Facebook Page!

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