Local clinics urge Georgians to support prostate cancer license plate

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia and its two Gwinnett offices are encouraging Georgians to support the state's new prostate cancer awareness license plate.

The new license plate, which bears a light blue ribbon and the phrase "Cure Prostate Cancer," is scheduled to be available by the end of the summer. The cost is $35 and proceeds will be used to offer free screenings to unemployed and uninsured men in Georgia, officials said.

"We are ecstatic to share in the good news," Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia's Shelly Glenn said. "It's been a journey and we are so proud to be part of the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition's initiative. This license plate is just one more way we can educate Georgians about this very serious disease."

According to the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition, there were about 7,400 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in Georgia last year. Nearly 1,100 men passed away from the disease.

For more information, visit www.georgiapcc.org.