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By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun —
WELLINGTON — Find out how important a stamp can be to breast cancer research.
For each purchase of a $13 sheet of 20 stamps, $2 will be donated to breast cancer research, according to Terry Brown, of Memphis, who is on loan to the Wellington Post Office from the Childress Post Office facility two days a week.
Brown uses the suggestive selling approach for customers, asking if they would like to purchase the sheet of specialty stamps, and often the customer agrees. According to Brown, the Wellington location is in second place of all the Amarillo district post offices for selling the most breast cancer stamps. Brown and Anita Rodriguez, also of Memphis who now calls Wellington her home post office, had fun decorating the lobby with pink balloons, flower blooms, bows and boxes.
“I have an aunt who had breast cancer, but I just like to help a worthy cause and have fun,” she said.
Brown provides the information on the counter that describes the impact of the sale of the specialty stamp.
Signed into law in 1997 by former President Bill Clinton, the breast cancer stamp became the first stamp sold at a surcharge to raise money for a cause. First issued in 1998, the “fund the fight, find a cure” stamp has raised more than $91.5 million since the end of September 2020 for breast cancer research.
Customers have until 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30 to help Brown and the Wellington postal crew move into first place in the stamp selling contest, but more importantly, to add to the astounding impact on breast cancer research funding.