In December, national sales for the Breast Cancer Research semi-postal stamp totaled more than $1.2 million, raising $246,000 for research. Since 1998, when the stamp was issued, stamp sales have produced more than $72.2 million for breast cancer research.
The 55-cent Breast Cancer Research semi-postal stamp covers First-Class Mail postage and generates funds for this important cause. 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.
Thanks to all Sales and Service Associates who promoted the stamps at the retail counter and to all employees/customers who purchased them. Also thanks to the USPS Express Dream Team who participated in the Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure" and raised more than $4,500 for breast cancer research.