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Tow trucks turn pink


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October 11, 2012
Stranded motorists shouldn't be surprised if they see a pink tow truck coming to their aid. For the fi rst time in AAA Michigan's nearly 100-year history, the classic red, white and blue tow trucks are painted pink to raise awareness of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in collaboration with the American Cancer Society. AAA's pink tow trucks will serve the downtown Detroit area during October.

"Our hope is that these pink tow trucks will garner attention and spread awareness to help in the fi ght against breast cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer death in women," said Gerry Gutowski, senior vice president, AAA Automotive Services, AAA Michigan.

In addition to the pink trucks, AAA helps in hosting more than 15,000 walkers Oct. 13 for the Make Strides to End Breast Cancer Walk, starting and ending at Ford Field. AAA is a sponsor of the event.

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