Breast cancer survivors, friends, families and other supporters can now order a California license plate with a pink ribbon.
The state needs 7,500 orders to begin producing the plates, which will help fund breast cancer screenings for underserved Californians.
Carla Kimball, one of five sisters who had breast cancer, is working to get the word out about the license plates.
“We found a tumor when I was 50 and I ended up having a double mastectomy. Because of early detection, my life was saved,” she said.
Kimball said if the plate helps one woman remember to make that mammogram appointment, it’s worth it.
“Hopefully pink just ends up being a color again and not a reminder of breast cancer,” Kimball said.
The funds will go to the Breast Cancer Control Account, which funds the state's Every Woman Counts program.
“Early detection saves lives,” said Monica Nelson with the California Department of Health Care Services. “Every time they see these when they’re driving down the road, on the highway, we just want to increase breast cancer awareness.”
Get information on how to order the plates here.