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While we have made many strides in our ability to better understand how to detect and treat breast cancer, it remains the second leading cause of cancer death in women. ACS CAN will continue to advocate for improved access to proven screenings and treatments through adequate funding of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and increased access to Medicaid coverage in every state. I invited U.
These cent self-adhesive semipostal stamps are available year-round in sheets of 20 to help raise funds for breast cancer research. Each stamp is equal to the First-Class Mail 1-ounce postage rate in effect at the time of purchase. The stamps are available at Post Offices nationwide, online at usps.
The breast cancer research stamp BCRS is a semi-postal non-denominated postage stamp issued by the United States Postal Servicepriced in as eleven cents higher than the standard first-class letter rate. Originally created inCongress has reauthorized the Breast Cancer Research Stamp several times. Breast cancer surgeon, Ernie Bodai, breast cancer survivor and advocate, Betsy Mullen, and breast cancer advocate David Goodman who lost his first wife to breast cancer, spearheaded the grassroots advocacy efforts in partnership with Senator Feinstein and her colleagues that led to the creation and issuance of this historic stamp designed to save lives. The hugely successful Breast Cancer Research Stamp is an example of conscientious consumption in cause marketingin which a person substitutes buying and consuming along with a tiny donation, for making a more significant donation.
Sincethis stamp has raised tens of millions of dollars. This bill would help ensure that research and innovation continues to treat and hopefully find a cure for those with breast cancer. By selling this stamp, the U.
We encourage everyone to purchase and use the Breast Cancer Research semi-postal stamp on their cards and letters. Available year-round, the cent self-adhesive stamps are sold in sheets of Each Breast Cancer Research stamp has a postage value equivalent to the First-Class Mail 1-ounce stamped letter price in effect at the time of purchase.
The U. The Breast Cancer Research stamps are congressionally mandated. The price of a semipostal stamp pays for the First-Class single-piece postage rate in effect at the time of purchase plus an amount to fund causes that have been determined to be in the national public interest.
Proceeds from the U. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, who had no role in the study but is familiar with its funding history. The National Cancer Institute sponsored the study, along with several foundations.
The page was launched last week, in conjunction with National Whistleblower Appreciation Day. Most of the funds the U. However, if medical providers or companies choose to profit illegally, look out.
Stamps that highlight sensitive social issues are often extremely difficult to design, especially stamps that focus on diseases. In lateU. Postal Service art director Ethel Kessler, herself a breast cancer survivor, began experimenting with concepts involving photographs and the pink ribbon that symbolizes breast cancer awareness.