Five of TowBoatUS’s response fleet are going pink for the month of October to help increase breast cancer awareness on the water. TowBoatUS, which responded to 90,000 requests for help on the water last year, has been expanding its efforts around breast cancer.
“It is a rare moment to see a pink boat on the water, let alone one that you have called to assist you with a routine breakdown,” BoatUS vice president of Towing Services, John Condon, said in a statement. “We want to use our boats to bring a message of education and awareness of this disease to those on the water to help save lives and find a cure.”
The five local TowBoatUS companies that are running pink boats in October include TowBoatUS Long Beach, Calif., TowBoatUS Port Isabel, Tex., TowBoatUS Baltimore/Annapolis, Md., TowBoatUS Lake Wylie, S.C. and TowBoatUS Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
TowBoatUS Annapolis/ Baltimore Capt. Michael Booher’s family has been directly affected by the disease. “Breast cancer took my mother’s life,” he said in the statement. “My grandmother fought and won her battle. My sister took precautions by getting a double mastectomy. That’s three generations of my own family affected by the disease. I have a personal mission to make sure people are thinking about how to prevent breast cancer.”
The on-water recreational boat towing service encourages boaters to donate to the Susan G. Komen organization, which supports research, community health, and global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease.