Macon-Bibb County Tax Commissioner S. Wade McCord is spearheading an initiative to assist the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education, Inc. (Georgia CORE), which uses the proceeds of the sale of the Breast Cancer License Plate to help women in need get screened or treated for breast cancer.

The Office throughout the year will include an insert in Motor Vehicle renewal notices encouraging people to support this effort. While other offices around the state are supporting this initiative by hanging fliers and posters in their office, McCord wanted to reach out directly to people.

“We’ve done a great job in expanding our services and making it easier to renew tags here in Macon-Bibb, from kiosks in Kroger to our efficient drive-through services,” says McCord. “That means, though, that people don’t have to come in our office. With these inserts, we can reach every vehicle owner in the county and show them how important their support of CORE can be.”

For more information about the plate, read the Georgia CORE or Georgia Department of Revenue websites. Georgia CORE paid for the inserts, so there is no cost to the Macon-Bibb County taxpayer.

About the Georgia Breast Cancer License Tag

Source: Georgia CORE

Breast cancer accounts for 3 out of 10 new cancers in Georgia women, making it most prevalent of all cancers. Rural women and minority women have less access to care and are a priority of the program. Kaiser Permanente and the Georgia CORE worked with the Georgia General Assembly to create the Breast Cancer License Tag program in 2002. Georgia CORE and the State Office of Rural Health have jointly administered the program since 2013.

Sales of the tag generates funds to provide education, screening, and treatment to underserved Georgians. Through a peer-review process, $3.5 million in grants have been awarded to 24 organizations from 2013-2018, benefiting Georgians in three out of every 4 counties. The recipients – located across the state – provide screening, education and treatment to underserved women in Georgia. Georgia CORE has also contracted with two other funding recipients to provide services statewide.