Postmaster Tracy Huddleston said the event features a mammography technician from CBMC who will be available to answer questions and provide information on the illness.
Refreshments provided during the event include pink lemonade and cupcakes to go with the month’s traditional pink theme.
Huddleston insisted there will be more than just food and information.
“We’re also asking our business customers and our regular customers to purchase our Breast Cancer Research stamps instead of the regular stamps for the month of October,” Huddleston said. “They’re a little more expensive than the regular stamps, but every penny over the first class postage goes directly to the National Institute of Health and the Medical Research Division of the Department of Defense.”
A book of the Breast Cancer Research stamps costs $11, $1.80 more than a standard book of stamps. Huddleston added customers may also purchase stamps individually for 55 cents each, with nine cents from every stamp going to support the cause.
According to the United States Postal Service website at store.usps.com, the Breast Cancer Research stamp, first issued July 29, 1998, resulted in more than $76.3 million in funds generated to support breast cancer research.
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