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Another for Pink October

Posted 10/6/2013

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  We are almost a full week into Pink October, and I suspect that you, too, have been collecting your favorite pinkisms. Did you like the Nascar driver who painted her car pink for the month ( or the professional wrestlers wearing pink ( Or did you prefer the pink community newspaper that was printed and delivered on Thursday?

     Since we have three weeks of October left, I am confident there will be many more examples of (to me) poor or sleazy judgment. For now, I refer you to this article from ABC News about pink tow trucks: 1/1
Pink Tow Trucks Take Breast Cancer Awareness On
The Road
This Marks the Second Time In AAA's History That The Vehicles Have Changed Their Colors
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."
How do you feel about the pink tow trucks, readers? Tell us in the comments.
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