September 2013 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Registry of Motor Vehicles Special Plate program, established by the legislature as an opportunity for charitable organizations to raise funds through a dedicated license plate.
In recognition of the anniversary, the MassDOT blog is sharing the story of some of the nearly 20 special plates over the next two weeks.
To sign up for a special license plate today, please visit www.MassRMV.com
To learn more about all plates in Massachusetts, please visit http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/Portals/16/docs/manuals/PassengerPlatesManual2012.pdf
Today’s highlighted plate: Conquer Cancer
License Plate: Conquer Cancer
Year Plate Established: FY2007
Number of Plates on the Road: 3,688
Funds Raised for Charity: $ 536,188.00
The ‘Conquer Cancer’ specialty license plate helps support hope and healing in the cancer community by sponsoring free support groups, art and yoga classes, family survivorship networks, free housing, important research, and perhaps most importantly, making sure people know that they are not alone along the cancer journey.
“When the ‘Conquer Cancer’ license plate was introduced at the Statehouse in 2006, we knew the fight against cancer had hit the road in Massachusetts”, said founder and president Susan Zuker. After a courageous 4 month battle with lung cancer, Michael Zuker inspired his family and his community to create a license plate to help families dealing with all types of cancers.
The design of the plate features the dueling emotions that accompany every diagnosis…the fear of an unknown journey and the hope to overcome it. Against the backdrop of a sunrise or sunset, a candle burns an eternal blue flame, as teardrops drip down. On the edge of the water sits a peaceful sailboat, protected by two birds flying overhead, underneath a star to wish on, and to help guide the way.
100% of the revenue from the ‘Conquer Cancer’ specialty license plate is used to support the types of programs, services and research that make a difference every day in the cancer community. To date, the ‘Conquer Cancer’ plate has generated more than $600,000 from thousands of drivers all across the state.
We know there is a story behind every plate, and they are stories of love, courage, loss, and hope. While we might face an individual diagnosis and personal journey, there are so many ways that cancer can bring us together, and so many ways that cancer can make us stronger.
When you get a ‘Conquer Cancer’ plate, you are driven to make a difference.
Tags: RMV Special Plates
Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel posted on May 24
MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The heaviest traffic is observed during Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings. Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel
MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed posted on May 24
Effective immediately, hoverboards are prohibited on all MBTA property, including stations, buses, subways, trains, and commuter boats. MBTA subway and bus personnel, along with Keolis Commuter Rail staff have been informed that customers with hoverboards shall not be permitted to bring such devices into MBTA …Continue Reading MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed
MBTA General Manager DePaola Retirement posted on May 24
Frank DePaola, P.E., who has served as General Manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) since February 2015, announced to staff that he plans to retire after his current appointment expires on June 30. Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack thanked DePaola in a letter …Continue Reading MBTA General Manager DePaola Retirement