Conservation Fund Semipostal
Stamp Act of 2009 provides an additional
Of the three stamps, the Breast Cancer Research stamp is the only semipostal
currently being sold.
stamps raise money to support worthy causes:
The first-ever USPS stamp called a semipostal
, sells for 40 cent, with the 6 cents more than the 34-cent first class rate benefiting two breast cancer research.
Over $56 million has been raised through semipostal
sales as of June 2005, and sales were likely affected by several key factors.
To supplement the billions of federal dollars being spent on breast cancer research, Congress passed legislation creating the Breast Cancer Research Semipostal
(BCRS) to increase public awareness of the disease and allow the public to participate directly in raising funds for such research.