Fairfax County teacher pushes for childhood cancer license plate to bring funding, awareness

The proposed design for the license plate which would bring awareness about childhood cancer. (Courtesy Ellie\'s Hats)

WASHINGTON — September is Child Cancer Awareness Month and during the month there is a push to get a special license plate that would help raise money to research childhood cancer.

Seven kids die from cancer every day in the United States, according to a cancer information website, The Truth 365. While the war on childhood cancer rages on, one sad reality is that little money goes to research for pediatric cancer.

Only 4 percent of the National Cancer Institute’s budget goes to kids cancer, The Truth 365 says.

Now there is an effort to get a new license plate that would raise awareness about the fight for children’s lives.

“The license plate, on the bottom is going to say