|License plate to help fund Children's Hospital needs
Joey Benton knows what its like to spend time at the Children’s
Hospital when he isn’t feeling well. He also knows the importance of
finding money to make things better for other children with cystic
fibrosis and the hospital where he receives his care. At the tender age
of 5, Joey introduced the MUSC Children’s Hospital license plate Oct.
15 to show his family’s support for an initiative that will directly
impact the hospital.
Benton,5, shows his support for the new MUSC Children's Hospital
license plate. A cyctic fibrosis patient, he encourages others to
support services that patients need when they come to stay at the
The MUSC Children’s Hospital license plate is available through the SC
Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) thanks to Volunteer Advisory
Committee Chairman John Brisini.
“John has worked tirelessly for two years to gain approval for the
plate which will not only benefit our volunteer program, but other
clinical programs within the hospital,” said Christine Messick,
Children’s Hospital volunteer programs director. “We are thrilled to
have this prominent way for people to show their support for the
Children’s Hospital, and that the proceeds will have a direct impact on
patient care and services.”
Sometimes people can be skeptical about donating money to organizations
when they are unsure how much of that money will actually go to the
cause. Of the $50 required to purchase the plate, $42 goes straight to
the Children’s Hospital. Supporters can donate each year when they
renew the use of the license plate along with their vehicle
registration. For an application, go to http://www.scdmvonline.com/DMVNew/forms.aspx. Simply complete form MV-95 and send with a check for $50 to the DMV.
“As a member of the Children’s Hospital Volunteer Advisory Committee,
John wanted to make sure the money goes where it is needed in the
hospital. The funds collected will be controlled by the Advisory
Committee and distributed to areas of the hospital in the greatest need
through a grant application process,” said John Sanders, Children’s
Friday, Oct. 24, 2008