Stamp Out Breast Cancer– With USPS Breast Cancer Research Stamps! LA Story From the Heart Blog
A friend of mine sent me a seriously long email–which I have condensed down to the essentials which are listed below. While we consider the environment important, women’s health– particularly breast cancer – is an issue we can’t ignore.
The U.S. Postal Service currently has a 45-cent fundraising or "semipostal" stamps available for purchase at Post Offices, online at The Postal Store, and by toll-free phone order at 1 800 STAMP-24 one of which is the Breast Cancer Research stamp.
The Breast Cancer Research semipostal was issued on July 29, 1998, at a first day ceremony held in the White House. It was the first semipostal in U.S. history.
To date, the stamp has raised over $53 million for breast cancer research. By law, 70 percent of the net amount raised is given to the National Institutes of Health and 30 percent is given to the Medical Research Program at the Department of Defense.
Additional funds are needed for breast cancer research and we can HELP. We can raise an additional $35 million by buying a book of stamps and it is powerful idea!
The US Postal Service recently released its new "Fund the Cure" stamp to help fund breast cancer research. The stamp was designed by Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Maryland. It is important that we take a stand against this disease that affects so many of our women– mothers, sisters, friends. .
Instead of the normal 39 cents for a stamp, this one costs 42 cents The additional 3 cents will go to breast cancer research A "normal" book costs $7.80. This one is only $8.00. It takes a few minutes in line at the Post Office and means so much. If all stamps are sold, it will raise an additional $35,000,000 for this vital research. Just as important as the money is our support. Rather than hitting the lottery tickets, buy a package of breast cancer stamps. What a statement it would make that we care.
I urge you to do two things TODAY:
1. Go out and purchase some of these stamps.
2. E-mail your friends to do the same and share this link with them.
Many of us know women and their families
whose lives are turned upside-down by breast cancer.
It takes so little to do so much in this drive.
We can all afford the $0.60. Please help and pass it on.
I did not write all of this post but took the essentials and also did add other information and the photo.