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Truck painted pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

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It took ten days to paint the truck pink It took ten days to paint the truck pink
Bill Mann, Double A Concrete Products Manager Bill Mann, Double A Concrete Products Manager
Drivers color coordinate with the truck by wearing pink helmets Drivers color coordinate with the truck by wearing pink helmets
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

Double A concrete company is bringing attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month by painting a truck pink.

One of Double A Concrete's trucks is doing more than supplying concrete to construction projects. It's making a statement.

"We just wanted an opportunity to show support for all those families that are facing tough situations and have a visible representation going down the road that hey everybody is in this fight together," said Manager Bill Mann.

Double A concrete manager Bill Mann lost his wife three years ago to breast cancer. He says it was the company's idea to recognize both fighters and survivors battling the disease.

"She fought a good fight and she lost the battle but so many people are winning the battle and the research goes on so we always have hope," said Mann.

 It took ten days for a paint shop to paint the truck pink costing around $3,000. As the breast cancer symbol rotates on the truck it is a daily reminder to those in the community the importance of breast cancer screenings.

"We wanted to have our community recognize that they need to be in touch and support those that are going through breast cancer and also to have the awareness to be able to have the screenings that they need to have for early detection," said Jonathan Jones.

Drivers even color coordinate with the truck by wearing pink helmets. They say real men wear pink.

"We appreciate the opportunity to get the awareness out and spread the message of pink amongst an industry that is not normally associated with female issues," said Jones.

Jones says the truck has turned many heads in the community, it's even made an appearance in a parade.

"There's been a lot of support, people recognizing it because it's pretty unusual out on the road," said Jones.

Double A Concrete plans to keep the truck painted for at least a year. Double A Concrete officials are considering painting other trucks to support other causes.

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