Arizona drivers who have ordered the Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness specialty license plate have helped raise nearly $2 million for cancer screening in the past decade. There has been nearly 110,000 pink ribbon annual vehicle registrations issued by the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division since 2006 when legislation authorizing the plates took effect.
A portion of the funds from the Pink Ribbon plates is allocated for our Well Woman HealthCheck Program, which helps pay for screening for breast and cervical cancer for uninsured women in Arizona. In the last ten years, our Well Woman HealthCheck Program has received $1.9 million from the Pink Ribbon program.
Early detection of breast and cervical cancer gives women who are diagnosed with the disease the best chance to recover and live longer, cancer free lives. It takes several diagnostic steps to confirm a cancer diagnosis, which can be costly for women who are uninsured. Thanks in part to the funding from the Pink Ribbon license plate program, we provided 11,984 breast cancer screening and 7,560 cervical cancer procedures in 2015.
Specialty plates can be ordered online through ServiceArizona.com for a $25 fee. Seventeen dollars from each license plate goes to the Well Woman HealthCheck Program. The remaining cost is used for the production and shipping of the plates.