Monthly Archives: October 2014

Be among the first to get a pink license plate

BC-MountainRibbonJust when you thought there wasn’t anything else that could be turned pink in the battle against breast cancer, look at this. That’s pretty. Not only that, but proceeds will will pay for breast cancer screenings and follow up tests for women with limited or no insurance through the state Department of Health’s Breast, Cervical, and Colon Health Program.

Beginning Oct. 16, you can bid on the first batch of breast cancer license plates before they go on sale to everyone in January. The auction runs through the end of the month, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More information about the auction and how to bid can be found here.

After this month’s auction, breast cancer license plates will be available for purchase in January for $60 through the state Department of Licensing.

Under the Affordable Care Act, nearly all health insurance plans cover breast cancer screening. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among Washington women. A regular mammogram is the best way to find it early and make sure women get a head start on treatment when it’s most successful, according to the state Department of Health and my old pal Kelly Stowe.