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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: January 25, 2021 01:21 PM
From: Senator Bob Mensch
To: All Senate members
Subject: Breast Cancer Research Vehicle Registration & Driver’s License Check-Off
In the near future, I will be introducing legislation which will give individuals renewing either their vehicle registration or driver’s license an option to donate to the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition.
Statistics show that 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.  In 2020, it is estimated that there will be over 276,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in the United States, and over 48,000 cases on non-invasive breast cancer.   Unfortunately, an estimated 2,000 women in Pennsylvania and 42,170 women nationwide will die from breast cancer this year.
The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) has been leading the fight against breast cancer since 1993.  Their mission is simple – to find a cure for breast cancer NOW so that our daughters don’t have to.  Over the years, PBCC has spent over 1,500 hours on patient advocacy and contributed over $4.3 million to breast cancer researchers in Pennsylvania.  They have also been courageous champions in the push for legislative solutions to expanding insurance coverage for early detection of breast cancer in women.
This legislation will mirror similar processes set in statute which allow individuals renewing registrations or a driver’s license to include an optional $5 donation to the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition.  Creating an opportunity for more funds to be distributed for breast cancer research through this inspiring organization is another step that can be taken towards the PBCC goal of finding a cure for breast cancer NOW.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this important piece of legislation.  If you have any questions, please call David Kozak in my office at 717-787-3110.

Introduced as SB445