Colorectal Cancer Awareness car tag approved for sale in Mississippi

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A new auto license plate has recently been approved by the Mississippi legislature and by the Governor! Proceeds from the sale of this special tag will support colorectal cancer prevention and control in the Magnolia State.

We should all thank Dr. Sam Pace (pictured) for being a major citizen force behind this idea, and for all of the colorectal cancer advocacy work that he’s done. If you are not familiar with his story, please take a few moments to hear watch this video.

Thanks to Representative Margaret Ellis Rogers (R – New Albany) for sponsoring this legislation and getting it passed so quickly. And thanks to all the members of the Mississippi House and Senate who voted for this legislation. Finally, thanks to Governor Phil Bryant and his staff in the Governor’s Office for signing the legislation.

Story shared by Roy J. Duhé
Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Professor of Radiation Oncology
Associate Director for Cancer Education, University of Mississippi Cancer Institute
University of Mississippi Medical Center