Breast cancer stamp will sell for four more years
Dec 27, 2011
It was recently announced that the breast cancer research stamp will be around for another four years, according to the news channel KCAU-TV.
The stamp, which was originally produced in 1998, has raised more than $74,000,000 for research and treatment and the money is only expected to increase. For every stamp sold, 11 cents will go to fund research for breast cancer and it will be available through 2015, according to the media outlet.
One postal worker explained that she is living proof that the stamp worked. Sharyn Volk of Sioux City, Iowa, is now a survivor after 15 surgeries, and without the funds for research to be done, she may not have had the same outcome, the new source reports.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime. Not only is it the second most common form of cancer behind skin cancer, but it is also the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women, following only lung cancer.