Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Local Postmasters are hoping to see pink bracelets everywhere in their communities which will indicate even more funds raised for breast cancer research during the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
To date, the U.S. Postal Service has contributed $70.7 million in voluntary contributions for breast cancer research through sales of the Breast Cancer Awareness postage stamps. The special stamps, called “semi-postal” stamps, sell for 55 cents each, with 11 cents from each stamp going to breast cancer research. The stamps are valid for First-Class postage.
A Breast Cancer Awareness promotion at post offices located in Sanibel, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, Fort Myers, Marco Island, Naples and Pineland will include an inspirational pink bracelet with every two sheets of Breast Cancer Awareness stamps purchased at local post offices or through a special mail-in offer. Residents residing on rural mail delivery routes will be able to purchase the stamps from their carrier.
To order by mail, send a check payable to Postmaster for a minimum two sheet purchase of $22 to: Customer Relations, 79 Mid Cape Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33991. Your stamps and bracelet will be mailed to you.
For more information about purchasing stamps, stamps by mail, postal regulations, a free subscription to USA Philatelic magazine, Post Office events, the location of the nearest postal store or contract unit, or for answers to your specific Postal Service questions, contact USPS at 1-800-275-8777 or visit www.usps.com.
DEBRA J. MITCHELL