WASHINGTON--The US Postal Service will release its Breast Cancer
Awareness stamp on June 15, in conjunction with the 1996 National
Race for the Cure, the 5K race that raises money to fund breast
cancer research, education, treatment, and screening.
Race for the Cure was founded by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation, established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker in memory of
her sister Susan G. Komen, who died of breast cancer at the age
Sale of the stamp will launch a 4-month public service campaign
during which the Postal Service will join with the YWCA's ENCOREplus
program, the American Cancer Society, Lifetime Television, and
several breast cancer groups in providing information and mammography
screenings at neighborhood post offices and other community locations.
The NCI's Cancer Information Service toll-free number (1-800-4-CANCER)
will be printed on the top border of each sheet of 20 stamps.
One hundred million stamps will be printed.