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Wed March 27, 2013
Specialty Plate Approved For Lung Cancer Awareness
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky motorists will soon be able to demonstrate support for lung cancer research and education by buying a specialty license plate. A new “Fighting Lung Cancer” tag has been approved for pre-sale and should be available by early 2014.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths both in Kentucky and the nation, according to Renae Feistritzer Ellis, president of the non-profit group, Big Daddy’s Race for Time.
“It surpasses prostate cancer, breast cancer…I mean it’s a huge killer and it’s kind of a silent killer because there’s just not a lot of information out there about it.”
Feistritzer Elllis created Big Daddy’s Race For Time, to honor her late father.
“Upon his death we created the foundation and all of our money goes right back into Kentucky. We’ve worked closely with the Kentucky Research program with the Markey Cancer Center. That’s where our funds have gone to the last five years. We meet with some doctors and we ask what research efforts they’re doing and we actually pick which research, clinical trials that we want our money go towards.”
900 of the license plates will need to be pre-ordered at $25 each before the design can be sent to production.