Money from each plate sold will directly support cancer research at Moffitt
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 1, 2014) – Floridians can help drive cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center by purchasing a new specialty license plate on sale now.
Motorists can purchase the new plate through their local tax collector’s office. There is a $25 specialty license plate fee, plus applicable county fees. The $25 specialty plate fee will go directly to cancer research at Moffitt. This fee is paid annually in addition to county and state registration fees. The state requires that 1,000 plates be sold before the plate can be manufactured.
Lawmakers approved the bill (SB 132), sponsored by state Sen. Jack Latvala, (R-Clearwater) and state Rep. Ed Hooper (R-Clearwater), during the 2014 Legislative Session and it was signed by Gov. Rick Scott in June.
Drivers can learn more about the Moffitt specialty plate at www.MoffittPlate.org or by calling 1-888-MOFFITT.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer since 1999. With more than 4,500 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on Florida of nearly $1.6 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.