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State Unveils Special Plates for Childhood Cancer Awareness
The state unveiled a new license plate today, with proceeds going to help find a cure for childhood cancer.
Using St. John's as a backdrop, state officials showed off a prototype of the plate, which features a gold ribbon--the international symbol for childhood cancer awareness.
Before these plates go into production, state officials say they need a minimum of 1,500 pre-orders.
The new plates were inspired by a central Illinois mother whose child was successfully treated for cancer.
"Zoey was diagnosed with leukemia when she was 5 years old, and it's important for us to give back to the doctors and researchers who helped make her treatment possible," Jennifer Pramuk, the mother of a child cancer patient, said.
The general assembly passed legislation last year allowing for the creation of the special plates. Sen. Andy Manar, who attended today's unveiling, spearheaded the effort.