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 of 36.
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.