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Rep. Brown reintroduces bipartisan prostate cancer awareness legislation

February 27, 2019
Richard D. Brown News

State Rep. Richard D. Brown (D-Canal Winchester) this week reintroduced bipartisan legislation with state Rep. Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) to create ZERO - The End to Prostate Cancer license plate to raise awareness about prostate cancer and honor the nonprofit’s work promoting early detection of the disease.

“Since 1997, ZERO has screened over 130,000 men for prostate cancer and has worked tirelessly to raise awareness about the disease,” said Rep. Brown. “I am proud to reintroduce this important legislation.”

House Bill 107 will provide the public an opportunity to contribute to ZEROthrough plate fees and to aid in the organization’s core mission of increasing awareness of the risks of prostate cancer in an effort to encourage preemptive testing.

“Early detection of prostate cancer is fundamentally important—with it, the five year survival rate jumps to nearly 100%. This license plate is uniquely important to promote regular screenings by raising awareness.” said Brown.

The bipartisan lawmakers introduced similar legislation during the 132nd General Assembly.