Monday, October 4, 2010

How to Help Fight Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are two ways to help fight breast cancer: Purchase semi-postal stamps and/or participate in the "Race for the Cure."

Breast Cancer Research semi-postal stamps are available year round at your local Post Office. To date nationwide, these semi-postal stamps have raised more than $70.7 million for breast cancer research. The stamp was first introduced in July 1998.

There's still time to register to join the USPS Express Dream Team in the "Race for the Cure" in Miami on Saturday, October 16. If you can't make it to the race, you can "sleep in" at home and donate online.

What's the history behind this race?

Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation.

That concern for others continued even as Susan neared the end of her fight. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and committed to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. That promise is now Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The 15th Annual Miami/Fort Lauderdale Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is Saturday, October 16, at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. Marguerite Goulet, captain of the USPS Express Dream Team, encourages you, along with your co-workers, friends, family and neighbors, to participate in this year’s event.

Employees can join the USPS Express Dream Team by registering online today at this link:

(Please note this is an off-the-clock activity.)

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