The image of the U.S. Postal Service's Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp that has raised millions of dollars to fund breast cancer research is now appearing on Hungarian postage to fuel funding for breast cancer research in that country, U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General John E. Potter announced today.
"Since its inception in 1998, customers have purchased more than 650 million U.S. Postal Service Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamps to raise nearly $44 million for breast cancer research," explained Potter. "The U.S. Postal Service was pleased to share this successful and beautiful design after receiving a request from Magyar Posta Rt.," Hungarian Post Office Ltd. The Hungarian Breast Cancer semipostal stamp for use as Hungarian domestic postage was issued Sept. 29, 2005. It sells for 140 Hungarian forint (67-cents U.S.), with 90 forint (43-cents U.S.) paying for Hungarian domestic postage and 50 forint (24-cents U.S.) for funding Hungarian breast cancer research.