Help Stamp Out Breast Cancer!

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Purchase the Breast Cancer Research semi-postal stamps, and your United States Postal Service will donate all net proceeds to breast cancer research. Breast cancer strikes one in eight women. With your help, it doesn't have to.

Breast Cancer 
	Research StampsOn July 29, 1998, the U.S. Postal Service issued a new postage stamp to help raise funds for breast cancer research. This was the first U.S. stamp in history to have its net proceeds above the cost of postage earmarked for research organizations.

The Postal Service initially printed 200 million Breast Cancer Semipostal Research stamps. Additional stamps were printed because the stamps were so popular.

As a "semipostal" stamp, it costs 40 cents and is valid for postage in the amount of the prevailing 33-cent First-Class letter rate. Seventy percent of net proceeds above the cost of postage will be given to the National Institutes of Health, and 30 percent of net proceeds above the cost of postage will be given to the Medical Research Program of the Department of Defense. The NIH and DOD were identified as recipients of the funds by legislation enacted in 1997.

The stamp was designed by Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, MD, and illustrated by Whitney Sherman of Baltimore.

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