The Pasco County Tax Collector’s office is looking to raise money for the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, and has made the organization its spotlight charity for October.
That means during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, county tax collector Mike Fasano and his staff will work to raise money for the disease that he says is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Florida next to skin cancer. It’s estimated that about 12,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the next 12 months.
The five branches of the tax collector’s office will promote the “End Breast Cancer” specialty license plate, which has historically raised more than $4 million dollars used for research and education grants throughout the state.
“In October, we are proud to help shine a spotlight on the needs of breast cancer patients in the hopes that this disease will one day be cured,” Fasano said, in a release. “The proceeds form the sale of this plate will go a long way towards ending a disease that afflicts so many women, both locally and nationwide.”
Drivers who have vehicle tag registrations coming due in October can choose to trade in their regular license plates for the specialty tag, Fasano said. Customers also can purchase the tag for newly registered vehicles.
Proceeds from the tag promotion go directly to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. For more information on the group, visit FloridaBreastCancer.org.
To learn more about services provided by the Pasco County Tax Collector’s office, call Greg Giordano at (727) 847-8179, or visit PascoTaxes.com.