Breast Cancer License Plate Inspired by a Survivor

By todd

LITTLE ROCK – The long-awaited Arkansas “Cure Breast Cancer” car license plates are now available – and proceeds go to cancer research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.


Leaders in state government, physicians, Susan G. Komen Foundation officials and other concerned citizens gathered at UAMS today to celebrate the availability of the license plates and to present the first license plate to breast cancer survivor Kate Williamson of Hot Springs. Williamson originally proposed the “Cure Breast Cancer” tags to her physician, V. Suzanne Klimberg, M.D., director of the breast cancer program at the Arkansas Cancer Research Center (ACRC) at UAMS. She also took her idea to Governor Mike Huckabee.


State Senator Barbara Horn of Foreman and Rep. Joyce Dees of Warren sponsored the 2003 legislation authorizing the license plates. “Women in Arkansas are fortunate to have the Arkansas Cancer Research Center in our state. And who does not know the moving story of Susan G. Komen’s heroic battle against breast cancer and her sister’s beautiful tribute to her through creation of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation? I encourage everyone to show your support for curing breast cancer by buying the Arkansas “Cure Breast Cancer” license plate, Senator Horn said.