LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan is launching a “pink ribbon” license plate to raise money to screen women for breast cancer.

The plate costs $35 on top of normal registration fees, with $25 going to Michigan’s breast cancer screening fund. It costs $10 extra to renew each year, all of which goes to the fund.

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Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and first lady Sue Snyder helped launched the plate Friday at Michigan State University’s cancer center.

Snyder is a breast cancer survivor who says early detection saves lives. The screening program is available to women in underserved populations.

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More than 29,000 women received screening through the program last year. Michigan says more than 1,400 state women died of breast cancer in 2011, the last year for which data is available.


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