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How the special registration plates offered through the Registry of Motor Vehicle as fund-raisers for charities have fared in attracting supporters over the last year:

Plate name  Jan. 2011  Feb. 2012  % change  

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Celtics  2,182  3,017  38.27 

Bruins  5,987  7,760  29.61 

Choose Life  1,985  2,437  22.77 

Breast Cancer  4,889  5,197  6.30 

Fallen Fire Fighter  6,939  7,285  4.99 

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Patriots 16,990  17,191  1.18 

United We Stand  20,004  19,089  -4.57 

Cape Cod & Islands  48,060  45,680  -4.95 

Blackstone Valley  2,275  2,083  -8.44 

Right Whale  37,525  33,463  -10.82 

SOURCE: Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles

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