Breast Cancer Awareness License Plate Gets Governor’s Go-Ahead
HB2700 will create a special breast cancer awareness license plate displaying a pink ribbon.
This morning, Governor Jay Inslee signed Breast Cancer Awareness Bill HB2700. This bill, introduced by Representative Monica Stonier, will create a special breast cancer awareness license plate displaying a pink ribbon. The additional $40 charged for this plate, above regular vehicle registration fees and taxes, will go to the Washington State Department of Health’s Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program (BCCCHP) for low-income and underserved residents of our state.
“According to our research, other states have raised up to $200,000 annually from similar special license plate programs,” says David Richart, Komen Puget Sound Executive Director. “This new program was an important part of our 2014 Komen Advocacy Day agenda, and it will help replace needed funds that have been cut from BCCHP this year.”
The plate is still in development for release later this year. When the plate becomes available, information will be provided at komenpugetsound.org.