Pinellas County Tax Collector Offices Support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
PINELLAS COUNTY, FL — October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office is stepping up its efforts to support research and education. Throughout October, offices are promoting the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation and the “End Breast Cancer” license plate. Drivers who purchase or renew this specialty plate in person at any Pinellas County Tax Collector office this month will receive a complimentary pink reusable shopping bag.
All funds raised from the “End Breast Cancer” license plate stay in Florida to support breast cancer education and medical research. The plate has pulled in over $6 million and counting since it launched in 2002.
“We are proud to support the mission of the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. If you aren’t due for a new license plate, you can always make a monetary donation of $1 or more with your motor vehicle registration renewal,” said Pinellas County Tax Collector Charles W. Thomas.
According to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, funds collected from the voluntary contribution program and specialty license plates are awarded as grants to Florida research institutions to find more effective ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat breast cancer. Funds also assist nonprofit community programs throughout the state to educate populations of their breast cancer risk.
The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office has supported six Florida nonprofits throughout 2018 with month-long promotions in its offices. Visit https://www.floridabreastcancer.org/ for more information about the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation.
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ABOUT THE PINELLAS COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE: The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office is a constitutionally elected office. Responsibilities include collecting and distributing state and local taxes and providing driver license and motor vehicle registration services to Pinellas County residents. For more information, visit taxcollect.com.