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Bellreng's puts brakes on breast cancer

Fri, Oct 13th 2017 07:05 pm
The Bellreng's pink car
The Bellreng's pink car
New pink vehicle unveiled for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Bellreng's Towing and Automotive, a AAA contractor, is going pink to raise awareness of breast cancer, which will likely kill more than 40,000 women this year according to the American Cancer Society. Bellreng's has unveiled a pink customer car to transport customers who need a ride while their vehicle is being serviced.
"Everyone looks over when they see it," owner Michael Bellreng said. "Customers are asking about it, too. So I'm glad it's raising awareness."
Bellreng's wife, Gina, works as a radiation therapist at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. With the American Cancer Society expecting to diagnose more than 250,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer this year, the couple wanted to do something to benefit the hospital. Yet taking an industry like auto repair and going pink isn't always an easy thing to do.
"At first, my guys were asking why, but then they got it," Bellreng said. "Now we're talking about wrapping my truck."
One can spot the pink Ford Focus, complete with a AAA logo, out and about on area streets. Bellreng said he hopes that, every time someone sees it, they join the fight to stop breast cancer. Bellreng's Automotive is also donating 10 percent of all auto repair invoices in October to the WNY Breast Resource Center at Roswell to help battle cancer.
The Resource Center offers:
  • Free wigs, scarves and hats for patients
  • Referrals to breast prosthesis and undergarment fitters
  • Information and referrals to local cancer support groups and cancer advocacy groups
  • Information on support services at Roswell Park and in the community 
When Breast Cancer Awareness Month ends, the pink car will stay that color to share the message for months and years to come.
Bellreng's is located at 345 Grand Island Blvd., Tonawanda. It offers auto repair and towing, and it is a AAA-approved auto repair shop.
As upstate New York's largest member services organization, AAA provides nearly 860,000 members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1900, AAA has been a leading advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. Visit AAA at www.AAA.com.

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