Postal to go pink to support breast cancer awareness - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Postal to go pink to support breast cancer awareness

HONOLULU (KHNL) - The U.S. Postal Service has teamed up with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization to promote the postal's unique Breast Cancer Research stamp and to educate customers about breast cancer.

To get into the spirit, downtown Honolulu postal employees will exchange their usual blue uniforms for pink attire this Friday, October 17.

The post office will be decorated with pink ribbons, breast cancer posters and pink postal eagles.  Pink refreshments and ribbons will be handed out to customers.

The Breast Cancer Research stamp was issued on July 29, 1998, at the White House.   It was the first semipostal, or fund raising, stamp in U.S. history.

Since its issuance, more than 827 million Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamps have been sold to generate about $63 million for research.

 

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