INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) — Riley license plates raise more than $400,000 each year for Riley Hospital for Children. According to a press release, with each plate purchase, a $25 gift goes directly to Riley Children’s Foundation to support the greatest needs at the hospital. Riley Hospital is Indiana’s only nationally ranked and comprehensive children’s research hospital, serving more than 300,000 patient visits annually.
Four Riley Hospital for Children patients will be featured on static and digital billboards throughout Indianapolis until June 25 to encourage Indiana motorists to put the Riley red wagon on their wheels. Making the switch to a Riley red wagon plate will help Riley kids like Piper.
Piper Lyon, Indianapolis
When 5-year-old Piper first became sick, doctors thought she has tonsillitis. By the time she was referred to Riley Hospital, Piper had developed tumors in her head, chest, lung, stomach and kidneys. She was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma and underwent five months of chemotherapy, spending more time at Riley than at home. Today, Piper is cancer-free. Her mother Kim credits programs like the Child Life and pet therapy with making the hospital feel more like home.
Approximately 17,000 Indiana motorists have a Riley red wagon specialty license plate. Riley plates are available for cars, trucks or motorcycles. The plate can be switched at any time, even if your license plate is not up for renewal. The BMV will prorate your fee. Simply visit MyRileyPlate.org, or any Indiana license brand and request a Riley plate.