breast cancer postage stamp: donate and raise awareness

While taking a break from unpacking boxes this morning, I wrote a letter to a friend and realized I needed to order more stamps. What a good reason to buy more of the breast cancer awareness stamps, which I always keep on hand because I love writing letters.

Whitney Sherman is the woman who designed the breast cancer stamp, which was put into print as a stamp in July 1998. Panes now cost $11 for 20 stamps; the difference in postage and the cost of the stamp goes to breast cancer research.

You may have received an e-mail about a breast cancer stamp, but, sadly, it confused the great idea of the breast cancer stamp with the wrong graphic design (one that was never a breast cancer stamp anywhere). You can read more about the e-mail hoax to which I refer here at Snopes.

This stamp, however, is the real thing. When you go to the USPS.com site, click on the tab: Buy Stamps and Shop. When I did that today, USPS.com had the breast cancer stamp featured so you could click on the BUY button right there and make your purchase and donation.

It’s a small way to contribute and to spread the word of awareness every time you write a letter, send a card or—does anyone still do this?—pay a bill.

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