Pure Michigan is Turning Pink
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and residents across the state are showing their support.
A new "pink ribbon" license plate is being launched in Michigan. The plate will cost $35 plus regular registration fees, $25 will go toward Michigan's breast cancer screening fund. Each year after you purchase the plate it will cost an additional $10, all of which will go toward the fund.
The first lady Sue Snyder and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson worked together to launch this new plate. Snyder is a survivor of breast cancer. She says that screening early saves lives. Michigan's breast cancer screening fund makes screening available for under served populations.
Last year the program allowed more than 29,000 women to be screened.
License plates are not the only way Farmington Hills is supporting the search to find a cure.
Firefighters in Farmington Hills are also giving a hand to the fight. All emergency medical technicians and paramedics are wearing pink medical gloves in October to show their support.
Jim Etzin, Emergency Medical Services Coordinator said this is to show patients and others that they are "committed to finding a cure for this dreadful disease."
What are you doing in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Let us know if there is something pink happening in your town.