Maine State Troopers have teamed up against breast cancer.
For the month of October, every state police cruiser will replace traditional license plates with breast cancer awareness plates.
Five breast cancer survivors were presented with an honorary plate at a ceremony in Augusta Monday.
Michael Edes, the head of the Maine State Troopers Association, says the state police family are among the many who have been impacted by the ailment.
“After losing a wife of one of our troopers to breast cancer two years ago only to be followed a few months later by another trooper’s wife being diagnosed with the same disease and shortly after that one of our dispatch supervisors was diagnosed, myself the troopers association and the state police decided it was time to step up and do more,” Edes said Monday.
At the end of October, the plates will be taken off the cruisers, signed by troopers and donated to the Maine Cancer Foundation.