Pink Tow Trucks Take Breast Cancer Awareness On The Road

This marks the second time in AAA's history that the trucks have changed colors.

October 6, 2013, 11:12 AM
PHOTO: AAA Pink Tow Truck
AAA is painting its classic red, white and blue tow trucks the color pink in order to raise awareness of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Courtesy AAA

Oct. 6, 2013— -- AAA tow trucks are receiving a rosy makeover in 16 American cities, with a number of their typically red, white and blue vehicles being painted pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in collaboration with the American Cancer Society.

Motorists in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan and Nebraska may see the pink trucks in major metropolitan areas throughout the month of October. A total of 17 have been given the temporary retouch.

"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."

In addition to the carnation-colored vehicles, AAA is planning to participate in more than 14 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks to help raise money for the American Cancer Society.

At least one AAA employee has been personally touched by the campaign.

"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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