Raising Funds for Breast Cancer Research … Using a New Stamp!

I received this in email today — it’s a really cool idea. The US Postal Service plans to release a new stamp that is just a few cents more expensive than normal. The extra pennies will go to raise $35,000,000 for breast cancer research. This is really smart. I would pay a few cents extra per stamp to fund charities, I bet everyone would. Very good idea. Here is the text…

ALRIGHT WOMEN/MEN, 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 2003 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!

As you may be aware, 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 Mothers, Sisters and Friends.

Instead of the normal 37 cents for a stamp, this one costs 40 cents. The additional 3 cents will go to breast cancer research. A “normal” book costs $7.40. 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. What a statement it would make if the stamp outsold the lottery this week. What a statement 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 60 cents that a book of this stamp costs.

Please help & pass this on.

One thought on “Raising Funds for Breast Cancer Research … Using a New Stamp!

  1. Peter Flierl, MSW. Prayer, Laughter & Broccoli: Being There When Your Wife Has Breast Cancer. Los Angeles: Witty Fools Productions, 2004. ISBN 0-9745179-0-9 $12 USA
    My wife is a 21-year survivor of a Stage 3 breast cancer with extensive lymph node involvement. I wrote this book as a “survival guide” for other men going through this challenge with the women they love.
    We will donate 50% on each sale made in your name or $6 per book. We tithe on all commercial sales.
    Peter Flierl
    203-637-1119 fax

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