2006 News Archive

The Fight Against Cancer Has Hit the Road

For Immediate Release:
August 16, 2006

Registry of Motor Vehicles Releases Newest Specialty Plate

Newton, MA July 7, 2006- The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles and the Conquer Cancer Coalition of Massachusetts announced today the official release of the “CONQUER CANCER” specialty plate for sale to drivers across the Commonwealth. This newest offering will provide a source of funding for nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts that work in all capacities to conquer all forms of cancer.

Quote from Registrar

“Today, the driver’s of Massachusetts can show their hope of eradicating this awful disease by purchasing one of the Conquer Cancer License plates,” said Registrar of Motor Vehicles Anne L. Collins.

 In January of 2004 Susan Zuker’s husband Michael died of lung cancer at age 53. Susan and her sons Matthew and Jonathan wanted to honor his life while helping others cope with a cancer diagnosis. In an effort to help find a cure for this dreaded disease, and inspired by a “Conquer Cancer” license plate from another state, the Zukers founded the Conquer Cancer Coalition of Massachusetts to bring the specialty plate to Massachusetts.

The plate’s design includes an eternal flame, signifying hope, a teardrop, and a sunrise/sunset as the backdrop along with a star to guide the way.

Revenue raised through the sale of these new license plates will be used to support the Conquer Cancer Coalition of Massachusetts which is comprised of the following organizations:

The Wellness Community of Greater Boston

The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center

Cancer Prevention Research at Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Channing Laboratory

The New England Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

In addition, the Coalition will share a portion of its proceeds through an annual grant to be awarded to eligible Massachusetts-based cancer organizations.

“Through the last two years the support of the Registry of Motor Vehicles has been instrumental in making this possible. Thousands of people across this state have joined this effort. What I have learned in this journey is that none of us are alone in the fight against cancer. I believe that together we all can make a difference,” said Susan Zuker of the Conquer Cancer Coalition.

Massachusetts Residents interested in obtaining the Conquer Cancer license plate can go to one of the 35 RMV branches across the state.

For more information contact the Conquer Cancer Coalition of Massachusetts:
888-WILL-CONQUER (888-945-5266) toll-free

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