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June 22, 2024

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New License Plate Benefits Breast Cancer

The fee for the plate is $61.50 annually and the new plate design is available now. 

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) continues its efforts to promote breast cancer awareness with the premier of a new breast cancer license plate devoted to raising funds for breast cancer screening services. The “Driving to a Cure” license plate supports TDH’s Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program which helps uninsured and underinsured women access breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services.

“Early cancer detection can often mean beating a cancer diagnosis,” says Ralph Alvarado, MD, FACP, Tennessee Health Commissioner. “This specialty license plate adds another component to our intervention efforts to prevent breast cancer deaths in Tennessee.”

If You Have One, Get the New One

Tennessee drivers who currently have a Driving to a Cure plate can receive the new plate design when they renew their vehicle registration online at New registrations for the Driving to a Cure specialty plate can be made in-person at any Tennessee County Clerk’s office.

In 2022, the Driving to a Cure plate raised $145,000 in proceeds to provide breast cancer screenings for TBCSP-eligible women.

Learn more about TDH services and programs at


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.