CLEARWATER, Fla. – Commuters on U.S. 19 might notice something different in Clearwater on Monday. Dimmitt Chevrolet wrapped the front of their new-car building in pink to promote Breast Cancer Awareness month.
A crane arrived at 9 a.m. Friday morning and team members from Jungle Cat Marketing began to wrap the signature blue archway of the 25,000 square foot building in pink.
“This year we wanted to do something big to support Breast Cancer Awareness,” said Scott Collore, general manager of Dimmitt Chevrolet. “There is certainly a need for more awareness and research, as this disease affects hundreds of thousands of people each year, including both men and women.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer in the United States is the most common cancer in women, no matter their race or ethnicity. It is the most common cause of death from cancer among Hispanic women and the second most common cause of death from cancer among white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaskan Native women.
Additionally, the CDC reports that in 2012, there were 224,147 women and 2,125 men in the U.S. who were diagnosed with breast cancer, while 41,150 women and 405 men in the U.S. died from breast cancer.
Dimmitt Chevrolet was established in Clearwater, Florida in 1924 and employs more than 110 people. The car dealership was selected as the best auto dealership for 2015 by Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay. Dimmitt Chevrolet was also named one of Tampa Bay’s top 100 places to work by the Tampa Bay Times in 2015.