Pinellas County Tax Collector Offices Spreading Awareness this October
PINELLAS COUNTY, FL — Each October, people all over the world join together to raise awareness about breast cancer and show support for those affected. This year, the Pinellas County Tax Collector offices are joining forces with the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation to raise funds for this cause during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The tax collector offices are promoting the “End Breast Cancer” license plate all month long. Drivers who purchase or renew this specialty plate at any Pinellas County Tax Collector office this October will receive a complimentary reusable tote 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 raised over $8 million since it launched in 2002.
Customers wishing to donate $5 or more to this cause will also receive a reusable tote bag as a “thank you” gift. Tax collector employees will wear pink Breast Cancer Foundation T-shirts every Wednesday in October to help spread awareness and spark conversations with their customers.
According to the CDC, every two minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite medical advancements and increased awareness, breast cancer is still the most common cancer worldwide as of 2021.
“For almost twenty years now, this foundation has been making great strides in breast cancer education and research here in our state,” said Pinellas County Tax Collector, Charles W. Thomas. “We are excited to team up with them this month to do anything we can to support the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation and their efforts.”
In addition to raising awareness, the FBCF is committed to funding innovative research for diagnosing, treating, and hopefully one day, curing breast cancer. The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation is the sixth local or state nonprofit the Pinellas Tax Collector offices have supported in 2021 as a means of giving back to the community. Find more information about the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation at www.floridabreastcancer.org.
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.