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New M. D. Anderson License Plate Debuts with Artwork of a Young Patient

M. D. Anderson News Release 02/12/03

The artwork produced by young cancer patients at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center has always been frameable, but now it's ready for the chrome casing on Texans' cars.

This fall, a popular design from a past Children's Art Project collection makes its debut on an M. D. Anderson special license plate. Sayna, 15-year-old patient, created the red flower design seen on the plate. The artwork was first featured as a note card by the art project in the spring of 2001 and is also found on one of the project¹s beautiful silk scarves.

Applications for these collegiate plates are available to Texas motorists at their county tax office, on the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) website or by calling the TxDOT Help Desk at (512) 465-7611. Those interested in purchasing the plate will also find a link to the TxDOT website on the Children's Art Project website.

Funds raised through the sale of this M. D. Anderson Cancer Center license plate will be used for scholarships to students who demonstrate a need for financial assistance under guidelines established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The collegiate plates cost $30 annually in addition to the regular vehicle registration fees. Of that amount, $25 is deposited in the general revenue fund, credited for use by the institution whose name is on the license plate.

"I am so proud to be a volunteer for the Children's Art Project at M. D. Anderson. Buying this new license plate is just one more way for volunteers and other supporters to show their allegiance to the project and the institution," says Pat Raymond. "The Children's Art Project raises funds for programs that make life better for pediatric cancer patients, and I believe that it's important for our community and our state to know about the wonderful work being done at M. D. Anderson."

For a preview of the license plate, watch for outdoor boards donated through Clear Channel's public service program, which feature the plate.

The Texas Department of Transportation began its specialty license plate program in 1965. There are more than 100 different specialty license plate designs, many of them benefiting a particular group or organization. There are 49 collegiate plates.

Children's Art Project products are available at retail outlets throughout the country, online and through direct mail. For a free catalogue or to place an order, call 1-800-231-1580 or visit the Children's Art Project website.


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