Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: May 5, 2011
Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre (D-Tulsa) and Rep. Tommy Hardin
(R-Madill), along with his wife Carol who is a 9 year breast cancer
survivor, display the two new designs of the “Fight Breast
Cancer” license plates.
Sen. Eason McIntyre shows off her newly purchased “Fight
Breast Cancer” car tag at the state Capitol.
Senator proudly announces release of new “Fight Breast Cancer”
Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre, a breast cancer survivor, proudly announced
the release of two new “Fight Breast Cancer” license
“Not only do the tags help raise awareness of breast cancer,
they also help provide funds for potentially life-saving mammograms
and other services for women in the state who don’t have insurance
or can’t afford them,” said Eason McIntyre, who got
to purchase the first of the redesigned tags. “As a breast
cancer survivor, I know how important it is to get regular mammograms
– it’s what saved my life. These tags help make sure
women, who otherwise couldn’t afford them, get the services
they need to prevent breast cancer.”
The new “Fight Breast Cancer” license plates are available
in two different designs to appeal to more people, which will help
provide additional funding for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Act
The price of the “Fight Breast Cancer” license plate
is $38, in addition to the price of a person’s regular plate.
A portion of the funds ($20) is deposited into the Breast and Cervical
Cancer Act Revolving Fund. The monies are utilized by Oklahoma State
Department of Health’s Take Charge! Program to provide breast
screenings for Oklahoma women who are 50-65 years of age, uninsured
or underinsured, and with incomes at or below current poverty level.
Since the original breast cancer tag was made available to the public,
more than 500 Oklahoma women have received free breast screenings.
The Fight Breast Cancer license plate was redesigned by a subcommittee
of the Oklahoma Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment
(BCCPT) Advisory Committee because all available numbers for the
original license plate have been utilized. Representatives of the
American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure ®, and
the Oklahoma State Department of Health chose two designs, one with
pink ribbons in the background and one with a black background.
The original Fight Breast Cancer license plate was created in 1996
by the Oklahoma State Legislature, through legislation for the design
and special issue of the Fight Breast Cancer license plate. A total
of 1,998 of these tags were sold.
The new license plates are available for purchase at the Oklahoma
Tax Commission located at 2501 Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City,
Ok 73194 and by contacting your local tag agency.
To learn more about the Take Charge! Program and eligibility requirements,
call toll-free 1-888-669-5934.
For more information, contact:
Sen. Eason: (405) 521-5598