Breast Cancer ‘Check-Off’ Bill Passes Legislature

HARRISBURG PA – Pennsylvania drivers renewing their licenses, and vehicle owners renewing their registrations, may soon be able to donate $5 to the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition as part of the state’s renewal process.

A bill authorizing the donation – sponsored by 24th District state Sen. Bob Mensch, who represents parts of western Montgomery County – has been passed by both the state House and Senate and was on its way Tuesday (June 15, 2021) to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk to be signed into law. Similar “check-off” options already exist for donations to the Veterans’ Trust Fund, pediatric cancer research, and the Keystone Tree Restricted Account.

The contributions will assist “in the continuing research to foster innovation and development of an eventual cure,” Mensch said. The coalition, headquartered in Lebanon PA, says it “represents, supports and serves breast cancer survivors and their families in Pennsylvania through educational programming, legislative advocacy and breast cancer research grants.”

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