October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to date, sales of the Breast Cancer Research semi-postal stamp have raised more than $70.7 million. By law, 70 percent of the net amount raised goes to the National Institutes of Health and 30 percent goes to the Medical Research Program at the Department of Defense.
The 55-cent Breast Cancer Research semi-postal stamp covers First-Class Mail postage and generates funds for this important cause. On July 29, 1998, the first semi-postal stamp in U.S. history --- the Breast Cancer Research stamp --- was issued at the White House. The stamp features artwork of a mythical "goddess of the hunt" by Whitney Sherman of Baltimore.
The Breast Cancer Research semi-postal stamp is available at your local Post Office.