In support of those who have fought or are currently fighting breast cancer, the Broken Bow Post Office staff has agreed to dye their hair pink and wear it for a month if they are able to reach their goal of selling a certain number of the breast cancer awareness stamps! According to the Broken Bow Post Office, 10 cents of each stamp sold goes toward breast cancer research.
According to the United States Postal Service website, since July 29, 1998 a breast cancer semipostal stamp has been issued to help raise funds for breast cancer research. Through August 2019, there have been 1.05 billion stamps sold having raised $89.8 million.
The price of a semi-postal stamp pays for the First-Class single-piece postage rate in effect at the time of purchase plus an amount to fund causes that have been determined to be in the national public interest. By law, revenue from sales (minus postage and the reasonable reimbursement of costs to the Postal Service) is to be transferred to a selected executive agency or agencies.
Also by law, 70% of the net amount raised is given to the National Institutes of Health and 30% is given to the Medical Research Program at the Department of Defense.
The breast cancer stamps are available at the Broken Bow Postal Office, Monday through Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. and on Saturday from 8:30 AM – 11 PM.