Fwd: Breast cancer stamp

Peggy Bonnington bonnipeg at m9.sprynet.com
Fri Sep 11 18:00:23 JEST 1998

Perhaps it is perverseness or ignorance that motivates this response, 

I have sort of a thing about the US Postal Service, and I definitely  
DON'T put it beyond them to use the sensitive subject of breast cancer 
to suck us up into a higher stamp bracket (getting us ready for things 
to come).  Sorry, but I'd rather recognize and give to this cause 
through another agency / method / scenario.  Anyone who feels like 
further educating me, I'll be glad to listen.  So far, I do NOT trust 
the US Postal Service on their own merits, no matter the cause to which 
they affix.

Peggy Bonnington
Clarksville, TN

On Sat, 12 Sep 1998, Michael Shell <BrightCrow at InfoAve.Net> wrote:
>As you may be aware, the U.S. Postal Service  recently released its new
>"Fund the Cure" stamp to help fund breast  cancer research. The stamp 
>design by Ethel Kessler of Bethesda,  Maryland. It is important that  
>take a stand and show our outrage against this disease that kills and 
>so many of our mothers,  sisters, friends.
>Instead of the normal $.32 for a stamp, this one  costs $.40. The 
>$.08 will go to breast cancer research. If all stamps are  sold, it 
>raise an additional $16,000,000 for this  vital research. Just as 
>as the money is our support. What a  statement it would make  if the 
>outsold the lottery this week or outsold tickets to Saving Private Ryan 
>weekend. What a statement it would make that we  care. I urge each of 
you to
>do two things  TODAY. Not tomorrow ... but today.
> 1.   Go out and purchase some of  these stamps.
> 2.   E-mail or call your friends to  do the  same.

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