Aaa Puts Out Pink Tow Truck For Cancer Awareness

La Boulange’s pink macarons for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 | Posted: 8:16 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 AAA puts out pink tow truck for cancer awareness Related View Larger This photo provided by AAA Michigan shows the auto club’s pink tow truck, which promotes breast cancer awareness, outside Comerica Park on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, before the Detroit Tigers hosted the Oakland Athletics in Game 3 of the American League division playoffs. The official Detroit Tigers mascot stands with AAA Michigan driver Tom Robinson. Stranded motorists in downtown Detroit will see the pink truck coming to their aid during October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (AP Photo/AAA Michigan) Sponsored Links The Associated Press DETROIT AAA Michigan is calling attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month by putting a pink tow truck on the road in downtown Detroit. The truck made an appearance Monday outside Comerica Park, where the Detroit Tigers hosted the Oakland Athletics in Game 3 of the American League division playoffs. AAA driver Tom Robinson put in an appearance with the official Tigers mascot on the street outside the ballpark. The auto club says the pink tow truck will be around through October. ___

Other elements of the campaign will remain, including pink wristbands and cleats, coins, sideline caps, goal-post padding, kicking tees, skull caps, shoe laces and cheerleaders’ pompons until Oct. 21. Yellow flags will return with Thursday night’s Giants-Bears game, the start of Week 6. Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas celebrates his touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during th ”That makes sense,” said Broncos safety David Bruton, who kept thinking there were more penalties than the 10 that were called in Denver’s 51-48 win at Dallas. ”At times I didn’t know if flags were thrown or not just because a lot of guys were wearing pink towels,” he said. ”So, that makes a lot of sense to go back to yellow so we can know. It’s not a bash toward breast cancer awareness. You could see the confusion with our pink towels and the pink flags. You don’t know which is which.” Bruton embraces the breast cancer initiative as much as any other player in the league. He donned a pink suit and silk tie on the Broncos’ flight on Saturday and even put pink threading in his dreadlocks this month. Fans and players are conditioned to look for the bright yellow flags against the green grass, and the pink penalty markers didn’t contrast as well, leading to criticism on television and Twitter.

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(La Boulange) We associate October with those Halloween hues, but it’s also the month when everything goes pink, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. It’s a veritable fuchsia fest with pink ribbons here, there and everywhere, but these two events and offerings caught our eye. They had us at macaron. That the macarons are pink? Well, color us smitten. Here’s the scoop: La Boulange is doing a special set of seven pink Macarons de Paris throughout October, in flavors including passion fruit, mango, cherry and raspberry. The box of rosy-hued confections is $12.50, with a dollar of that going to Bright Pink, a nonprofit that works on early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. All 20 Bay Area boulangeries — including the ones in Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Danville, Burlingame and Palo Alto — will be carrying the macarons. Find details at www.laboulangebakery.com and www.brightpink.org . Meanwhile in San Francisco, they’re doing Pink Teas Under the Dome at the Westfield San Francisco Centre — that’s the shopping center next to Powell Street BART, with Bloomingdales and those swoopy escalators. The teas, which run from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 13, 20 and 27, include sparkling rose, LA Boulange’s rose macarons and other sweet and savory tidbits, as well as entertainment and what’s described as “informal fashion modeling vignettes.” It’s a benefit for Bright Pink, co-sponsored by the shopping center and E! News host and breast cancer survivor Giulana Rancic, whose Fab-U-Wish is supported by Bright Pink. Find details and make reservations at www.westfield.com/sanfrancisco .