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Breast Cancer Stamp

A friend of mine includes my address in her list of recipients for forwarded political email replicators. In general they involve mustering support for Democratic Party hopefuls and issues for which I have little sympathy. Today, I received something from her that I do think deserves to be propagated, but rather than clog the inboxes of people I know and teach them to associate my email address with pseudo-spam, I'll post it here behind an LJ cut tag for those who care to have a look.

All right WOMEN/MEN, Lets do this !!!!!! :-) We need those of you who are great at forwarding information to your e-mail network. Please read and pass this on.

It would be wonderful if 2003 were the year a cure for breast cancer was found!!!! This is one e-mail you should be glad to pass on. The notion that we could raise $35 million by buying a book of stamps is powerful!

As you may be aware, the US Postal Service recently released its new "Fund the Cure" stamp to help fund breast cancer research. The stamp was designed by Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Maryland. It is important that we take a stand against this disease that affects so many of our Mothers, Sisters and Friends.

Instead of the normal 37 cents for a stamp, this one costs 40 cents. The additional 3 cents will go to breast cancer research. A "normal" book costs $7.40. This one is only $8.00. It takes a few minutes in line at the Post Office and means so much. If all stamps are sold, it will raise an additional $35,000,000 for this vital research.

Just as important as the money is our support. What a statement it would make if the stamp outsold the lottery this week. What a statement it would make that we care. I would urge you to do two things TODAY:

1. Go out and purchase some of these stamps.

2. E-mail your friends to do the same. We all know women and their families whose lives are turned upside-down by breast cancer. It takes so little to do so much in this drive. I think we can all afford the additional 60 cents that a book of this stamp costs.

Please help & pass this on.

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