Breast cancer stamp raises awareness and money

Breast cancer stamp raises awareness and money

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you can buy a stamp to help find a cure.

That is what the United States Postal Service encourages its customers to do.

As they have done for many years, the post office in Jonesboro is selling breast cancer awareness stamps for the month of October.

Customers can buy a book of 20 stamps for $12 or buy the stamps individually.

Eleven cents of every stamp goes straight to breast cancer research.

Those that purchase a stamp also have the opportunity to add to the wall of honor to recognize survivors and fighters.

Postmaster Rob Driskell said it is a project his entire staff enjoys.

"We just really wanted to get behind it," Driskell said. "Give the employees here a chance to get behind something and back a charity and has been touched usually, every person has been touched by cancer or breast cancer."

Stamps went on sale October 1, and Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin was the first in line to buy a book.

Since 1998, USPS has raised $80 million for breast cancer research.

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