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Cancer Services Receives Grant From Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust

The Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust (IBCAT) has provided Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana with a generous grant of $15,000 to support the practical and emotional services provided to local people touched by cancer. This is the second, consecutive year Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana as received an IBCAT grant.

The grants provided by the IBCAT are completely funded through sale of the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness special group recognition license plates, which Indiana residents can purchase by visiting any BMV license branch or online at For an annual $40 distinctive plate fee, $25 of which is a direct tax-deductible donation to IBCAT, the plate may be purchased to display on trucks with a declared gross weight of not more than 11,000 pounds, and recreational vehicles, passenger motor vehicle and motorcycles.

The Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness license plate was the brain-child of the late Nancy Jaynes, a Plymouth (IN) High School family and consumer sciences teacher, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2008. Since the Breast Cancer Awareness SGR license plate was first made available in 2002, over $4.4 million has been distributed by the IBCAT through competitively-awarded grants to organizations throughout Indiana for innovative projects for breast cancer screening, diagnostic and support services not otherwise available to medically underserved populations in Indiana.