The Breast Cancer stamp turns 10 on July 29th 2008.
Here are the numbers:
The stamp has raised 62.5 MILLION dollars for breast cancer research, from the sale of 823.7 MILLION stamps.
In 1998 when the stamp was first issued, it cost .41. Now it is .51.
The stamp was designed by Ethel Kessler, a survivor herself.
The illustration was by Whitney Sherman.
The design is of the mythical Goddess Diana. She is shown pulling an arrow out of her quiver. Diana is the Goddess of the hunt, a symbol of strength and independence, or a symbol of a warrior against peril. Don’t you love her?
The colors of the stamp are to represent the colors of all the people the disease touches.
The slogan “Fund the Fight, Find a Cure”, flows clockwise in a circle where Diana’s right breast would be.
What a great and easy way to help a great cause. An extra few cents every time you send a piece of mail may help some one dear to you.