October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a national campaign to increase the awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research. Postal employees from across the nation have been showing their support for the campaign in creative ways this year.
Female Wyckoff, NJ, letter carriers wear special pink shirts each Wednesday in October for Breast Cancer Awareness. “Reaction from the customer was so positive that wearing them on Saturdays was also allowed,” said Wyckoff Postmaster Dave Sparano.
On the west coast, the Sacramento, CA, Post Office held a special ceremony at the state capitol building to honor the stamp.
USPS released its first semipostal stamp in 1998, dedicated to raising money and awareness for breast cancer research. Since 1998, the stamp has raised $80,306,547 for breast cancer research.
To purchase the stamp visit your local Post Office or order online.