October is breast cancer awareness month, bringing focused attention to the mission of finding a cure for this global disease. The Postal Service supports this mission by continuing to offer the Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp.
Since its introduction on July 29, 1998, the Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp has raised more than $75 million. The proceeds are distributed between the National Institutes for Health and the Medical Research Program at the Department of Defense in support of breast cancer research.
For more information on breast cancer, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/Features/breastcancerawareness/.
To purchase a Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp, go to: usps.com.