California’s license plate has a colorful history, and now another one’s being added to the mix. A group of women came up with the idea as a way to promote early detection of breast cancer. And they’re finally getting close to the 7,500 pre-orders requirement to start producing the plates. At the moment, around 6,400 have been ordered.

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What many don’t know is that, until the goal is met, the plates are free (usually cost $50) with the promo code PINK. After the first year, an additional $40 is added to your regular registration fee, as with other specialty plates in California. A portion of those funds will support Every Woman Counts, which provides free clinical breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams, and Pap tests to California’s underserved women.

Anyone can pre-order and reserve their plate on