As you may be aware, the US Postal Service recently released (1998) its new "Fund the Cure" stamp  to help fund breast cancer research

Since 1998, the stamp has raised more than $50 million for breast cancer research

ALRIGHT  EVERYONE, lets do this!!!!!!   We need those of you who are great at forwarding information to your e-mail network.  Please read and pass this on.  It would be wonderful if 2005 were the year a cure for breast cancer was found!!  This is one e-mail you should be glad to pass on. The notion that we could raise $35 million by buying a book of stamps is powerful!

Breast Cancer Stamp   - It's gorgeous!  

As you may be aware, the US Postal Service released its "Fund the Cure" stamp to help fund breast cancer research in 1998. 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 mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and friends.

Instead of the routine 37cents for a stamp, this one cost 45 cents. The additional 8 cents will go to breast cancer research.  A "normal" book costs $7.40.  This one is only $9.00.  It takes a few  minutes in line at the Post Office and means so much.  We can raise an additional $35,000,000 for this vital research in 2005.

Just as important as the money is our support.  What a statement it would make if the stamp outsold the lottery this week. What a statesment it would make that we care.  I would 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.  We all 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.  I think we can all afford the additional 1.20 cents the new book costs.

Please help & pass this on.

Simply e-mail this page to everyone you know.

Fund the Fight Breast Cancer Stamp

The stamp depicts Diana, the huntress and goddess of fertility, reaching behind her head to pull an arrow from her quiver to fend off an enemy, in this case, breast cancer.  The image reflects the same position that a woman assumes for a breast self-exam and mammography.

Latest News:  Over 600 Million stamps sold!

Since 1998, the  stamp has raised more than $50 million for breast cancer research.


The U.S. Postal Service currently has three 45-cent fundraising or "semi-postal" stamps available for purchase at Post Offices, online at The Postal Store, and by toll-free phone order at 1 800 STAMP-24.

The price of a semi-postal pays for the First-Class single-piece postage rate in effect at the time of purchase plus an amount to fund causes that the Postal Service determines to be in the national public interest and appropriate. By law, revenue from sales (minus postage and the reasonable costs of the Postal Service) is to be transferred to a selected executive agency or agencies.

Breast Cancer Research Stamp
The Breast Cancer Research semi-postal was issued on July 29, 1998, at a first day ceremony held in the White House. It was the first semi-postal in U.S. history.

To date, the stamp has raised more than $34 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.

Designed by Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, MD, the stamp features the phrases, "Fund the Fight" and "Find a Cure" and an illustration of a mythical "goddess of the hunt" by Whitney Sherman of Baltimore.





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