New ‘Chase Away Childhood Cancer’ License Plate to Benefit Chase After a Cure
Soon it will be easy for anyone with a vehicle to support childhood cancer research efforts right here in South Carolina. A new pediatric cancer specialty license plate has been approved by the South Carolina Legislature and will available to the public in 2017.
The “Chase Away Childhood Cancer” plate can be purchased for both motor vehicles and motorcycles. The plate is available from the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles for a fee of $50 every two years in addition to the regular motor vehicle registration fee. Proceeds from the license plate will benefit Chase After a Cure in our work raising awareness and funding research for childhood cancer.
Summerville area mother, Julie Reynolds, approached Chase After a Cure with the idea for a specialty license plate as a way to honor her 17-year-old daughter, Rachel, who died in 2014 from a rare form of cancer.
Childhood cancer advocates around the country are working to get a childhood cancer license plate in all 50 states.
“This is a daily reminder to people of the need for more childhood cancer awareness and research funding,” said Adam White, executive director of Chase After a Cure. “We hope when people are sitting in traffic and see this license plate in front of them, they will pause to consider all the children fighting cancer and the need for more research into better treatments and an eventual cure.”