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USPS Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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From: USPS;

The 8,577 postal employees working in the Alabama District's 593 Post Offices, stations, branches, and four processing plants are delivering a "Message from the Heart." 

 

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and employees are reminding each other and the community that the purchase of Breast Cancer Research semi-postal stamps raises funds to research the cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure for this disease.

 

To date, the Breast Cancer Research semi-postal stamp (covering First-Class postage of 46 cents plus 9 cents to fund research) has raised nearly $77.8 million for breast cancer research.  It's $11.00 for a sheet of Breast Cancer Research semi-postal stamps vs. $9.20 per sheet for other Forever stamps.  By law, 70 percent of the net amount raised for semi-postal stamps is given to the National Institutes of Health and 30 percent is given to the Medical Research Program at the Department of Defense. 

 

Employees also are inviting the community to pick up informational brochures on breast cancer prevention in Post Office lobbies as listed:

 

Friday, October 4

Flat Rock Post Office, 21447 Highway 71, Flat Rock, AL  35966-9998

 

Woodstock Post Office, 28770 Highway 5, Woodstock, AL  35188-9998

 

Tuesday, October 8

Dothan Main Office, 379 N Oates Street, Dothan, AL  36303-9998

 

Mentone Post Office, 5809 AL Highway 117, Mentone, AL  35984-9998

 

Russellville Post Office, 301 N Jackson Avenue, Russellville, AL 35653-9998    

 

Somerville Post Office, 3696 Highway 67 S, Somerville, AL 35670-9998

 

Wednesday, October 9

Daphne Post Office, 808 Daphne Avenue, Daphne, AL  36526-9998

 

Thursday, October 10

 

Birmingham Main Post Office, 351 24th Street North, Birmingham, AL  35203-9998

(A special program and featured guest speaker will participate at a lobby kick off event at 11 am at the Birmingham Main Office)

 

Fairview Station, 2801 Lomb Avenue, Birmingham, AL  35208-9998

 

Montgomery GMF Retail Window, 6701 Winton Blount Blvd, Montgomery, AL  36119-2500

(A program beginning at 10 am featuring a guest speaker and words of hope and encouragement from breast cancer survivors at the Montgomery GMF Retail Window.)

 

Tuesday, October 15

Wetumpka Post Office, 216 W Fort Toulouse Rd, Wetumpka, AL  36092-9998

 

Thursday, October 17

Haysland Station, 8401 Whitesburg Drive S, Huntsville, AL  35802-9998

 

Moundville Post Office, 259 Second Avenue, Moundville, AL  35474-9998

 

Friday, October 18

Opelika Post Office, 500 South 7th Street, Opelika, AL 36801-9998

 

Friday, October 25

Hartselle Post Office, 201 Cedar Street N, Hartselle, AL  35640-9998

 

Monday, October 28

Wetumpka Post Office, 216 W Fort Toulouse Rd, Wetumpka, AL  36092-9998

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