No time, money, health insurance, transportation or child care – there are many reasons why women do not get screened for breast cancer. When you buy an Indiana Breast Cancer license plate, you remove many of these barriers, particularly for women in need.
The Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust (IBCAT) recently awarded nearly $240,000 in grants to support 28 screening programs across Indiana. These services are available to low income, under- and uninsured women in nearly every Indiana county. All of the money for the IBCAT’s annual grant program is generated from the sale of the Breast Cancer Awareness license plate at the Indiana BMV.
Education about the importance of annual screenings and instructions on breast self-exam (BSE) techniques are key components to many of these community-based outreach programs.
We know early detection is critical to the successful treatment of breast cancer. There should be no barriers. If you know someone who needs help, you can help them find services in their area and sport the plate on your car knowing it’s helping Hoosier women detect and fight breast cancer.