October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a significant time of year for many Americans, including Charleston, SC, customer Eugene Platt.
For the eighth consecutive year, Platt made his own, personal observance by purchasing more than $1,000 worth of Breast Cancer Research stamps from Retail Associate Dian Dean. Platt buys the stamps annually in memory of his wife, Mary, who died of breast cancer. His purchase of 2,400 stamps brought to $9,849 the total amount he has spent on the stamps over the 8-year period.
This year, Charleston Postmaster Tim Shaw presented Platt with a letter of appreciation from PMG Jack Potter. “It gives me great pleasure to extend my appreciation for your strong support of the Breast Cancer Research stamp for eight consecutive years,” wrote Potter. “Your personal initiative of buying more than $1,000 worth of the stamps each October is an unequaled tribute to your wife and to Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”
Platt uses the stamps for his personal mail and also donates them to local breast cancer organizations to help raise awareness of and to find a cure for the disease.