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Breast Cancer Research Stamp – the most successful fundraising stamp

Breast Cancer Research Stamp – the most successful fundraising stamp
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StampNews.com got info that United Nations Post has prepared for reissuing Breast Cancer stamp. The stamp has been reissued numerous times, and this year it is a Forever stamp (49¢) with 11¢ for Breast Cancer Research, for a total cost of 60¢. A new version of an item will appear on the 14th of September.

The Breast Cancer Research semipostal was issued on July 29, 1998, at a first day ceremony held at the White House. It was the first semipostal in U.S. history.

As of March, 2014, the stamp has raised over US$78.7 million for breast cancer research. By law, 70 percent of the net amount raised is given to the National Institutes of Health and 30 percent is given to the Medical Research Program at the Department of Defense.

Designed by Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, MD, the stamp features the phrases, "Fund the Fight" and "Find a Cure" and an illustration of a mythical "goddess of the hunt" by Whitney Sherman of Baltimore.

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