Breast cancer license support plates bring in $3 million

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine's breast cancer support license plates have brought in $3.1 million over the last decade.

Democratic Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says about 25,000 "pink ribbon" plates have sent nearly $3 million to Maine's Breast Cancer Support Services Fund since the plates were first available in October 2008.

Money in that state fund has provided breast and cervical cancer screening and follow-up services to over 4,700 low-income, uninsured and underinsured Maine women.

The money also supports the independent Maine Cancer Foundation and another group that provides financial support to underserved people with breast cancer or related needs in Maine.

The initial license plate fee is $20, while renewals cost $15.