Thursday, 16 July 2009

do you live in Alabama?

If you do, check out this article about "Driving out ovarian cancer".  It seems that if you need to renew your licence plate [number plate], you can pay an extra $50.00 to have one that says: 'Drive Out Ovarian Cancer'.

More than 1,000 people have already signed up for the tag, and all the money raised will go to ovarian cancer research at UAB.

Every 1,000 Alabamians who ask for the ovarian tag will mean nearly $50,000 in research money. So, when you’re due to renew your tag, consider getting this new tag. It costs an extra $50, but you’ll be a part of driving out ovarian cancer from Alabama. And everywhere else!

I wish we were able to do that here. I'd have one in a shot. But the thought of anything slightly different on a number plate in the UK sends everyone into a flat spin. My brother was once fined just because his number plate used a different [and entirely legible] font. So no chance of that!

So, go Alabamians!! Buy those plates!

[I love that word – say 'Alabamians' a lot, it's excellent!]


  1. I'd love to have something like that on my number plate. Blimey your not even allowwd to have a crest of your favourite football/rugby team on them over here!

    Brilliant idea x

  2. What a cool idea! I wish EVERYONE country offered something like this! Research dollars are being cut due to "the recession." What a great way of filtering more money into worthy causes!


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