Now that the first Lung Cancer Awareness License Plate in the world has officially been obtained and installed* (and now that the plates are available to the general public in Georgia) a sincere “Thank You” is in order.
That heartfelt “Thank You” goes out to all of our supporters. This truly could not have happened without you. Without your gifts of of time, treasure, and talent since our inception in 2007, this milestone could still be years away.
Non-profit corporation status... Insurance... Bonds... The infrastructure and manpower to collect, record, and reconcile each payment... A hefty $25,000 deposit... This is what it takes in Georgia to spread the word that “lung cancer matters” with a specialty license plate. This is what it takes to raise awareness. This is what it takes to fight the stigma and to raise the esteem lung cancer patients, survivors, and family members.
We would not be able to do a any of this without your generosity and support.
Donations... “Dancing for Joan” Tickets... Silent Auction Items... Artwork purchases. Volunteering... Without these things from you, our supporters, this could not have been pulled off.
And, $22 of the $25 that we collect in manufacturing fees goes directly to lung cancer research (www.alcmi.net).
While we started our Fund in honor of our wife/mother/”Nana”, this license plate is not about one person. It is about the hundreds of thousands of people across the country – not just in Georgia – that have been affected by the #1 cancer killer. It is about fighting the stigma. It is about finding a cure.
So, once again, we thank you. You were a big part. The most important part.
The Joan Gaeta Lung Cancer Fund
P.S. – We still need your help! Get a plate! Spread the word! Not in Georgia? Consider a small donation!
* This distinction goes to Christina Gaeta Pink!
Attention #Georgia Drivers! The Country's First #LungCancer Awareness License Plates are Now Available!Read Now
We do not have a specific availabilty date yet; however, per the Georgia Department of Revenue's Motor Vehicle Division, we are still on schedule for late summer.
For your information, here are the instructions for getting your plate once they are availalbe:
If you have already pre-ordered:
If you have not pre-orded, you may do so HERE.
As always, we will keep you posted and let you know as soon as they are availalbe.
If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (404) 987-0792.
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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is scheduled to sign GA HB 732 into law on Monday, April 16th!
Among other things, this law will create the Georgia Lung Cancer Awareness Specialty License Plate.
At 2pm on Monday the 16th, the State of Georgia will officially be the first state in the country with a lung cancer specialty plate!
IN GEORGIA, LUNG CANCER MATTERS!
If you would like to be a part of this historic event and witness the signing, contact Jackie Archer at email@example.com.
It will take place on the second floor of the State Capitol downtown. It is scheduled for 2pm, but you must be there no later than 1:15pm.