A new specialty license plate is available October 1st to support the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital.

The license plate will be available at all Department's of Motor Vehicle locations and at select town office's throughout Maine.

Maine.gov sent out a release on Friday with words from the Secretary of State, Matt Dunlap, sharing his appreciation for the new plates and what the hospital has done for the people of Maine and New England:

"The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital has played a major role in the lives of many Maine families, and its local convenience and expertise is a comfort to all Mainers who know we can depend on the hospital in our time of need.  We are pleased to offer this specialty plate as a way for people to show their support for The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital and contribute to its ongoing work of caring for our children."

Their is a cost of $20 for the plate with an annual renewal fee of $15. $10 from every plate sold and $10 from every renewal will go directly to BBCH, making a difference in the lives of Maine children and their families.

The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital (BBCH) at Maine Medical Center is committed to enhancing the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research, and education. With more than 100,000 annual patient visits, the hospital offers services in cancer treatment, cardiology, neonatal care, and numerous other pediatric specialties. Maine's only certified children's hospital is designed with children in mind with state-of-the-art hospital equipment, specialty programs and spacious play areas. From well-child visits to specialized medical and surgical treatment of complex, life-threatening illnesses and injuries, BBCH offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient, family-centered care from an exceptional team of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals.

For more information, check out the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital website.