• Blues for the Stamp music event benefiting Cure Breast Cancer

    Join Dr. Ernie Bodai on August 20th for the Blues for the Stamp event.  Live music featuring City of the Trees Brass Band, Dylan Block,  Charlie Ramatici, Blue Gaucho Crew and more.  The event kicks off at 6PM Contact Breck Philip for Read More
  • Help us reach 1 Billion stamps sold

    The U.S. Postal Service® currently has two 55-cent fundraising or "semipostal" stamps available for purchase at Post Offices™, online at The Postal Store®, and by toll-free phone order at 1-800 STAMP-24: the Breast Cancer Research stamp and Save Vanishing Species
  • Latest Global Journey News

    Want to know how to get a Breast Cancer Research Stamp in your country?   We have provided a quick presentation and some additional resources in helping you launch the BCRS in your country. Read More
  • BCRS Extended 4 More Years

    Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation, S. 384, to reauthorize the sale of a special-rate U.S. postage stamp, with proceeds from the stamp going to the National Institute of Health to fund breast cancer research. Congressman
  • BCRS Update 950 million plus sold

    A 1997 law directed the U.S. Postal Service to issue its first semipostal, a stamp sold with a surcharge to raise funds for a specific cause. Other countries have had mixed success with fundraising stamps, but the subject for the
  • Breast Cancer Survivor Stories

    Many patients of Dr. Ernie Bodai will write to us their stories of surviving breast cancer. You can have your story posted on our website by simply emailing it to us.  We can include contact information if you would like Read More
  • Slovakia Launches Stamp

    On April 12, 2013 Slovakia released their version of the Breast Cancer Research Stamp.  
  • BCRS Facts

    The stamp depicts Diana, the huntress and goddess of fertility, reaching behind her head to pull an arrow from her quiver to fend off an enemy, in this case, breast cancer. The image reflects the same position that a woman Read More
  • Meet Dr. Ernie Bodai

    Ernie Bodai, M.D. was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1951. He and his family lived in a bomb shelter for nearly a year, before they managed to escape during the Hungarian Revolution in 1957. Following immigration to the United States, Read More
  • 1 Blues for the Stamp music event benefiting Cure Breast Cancer
  • 2 Help us reach 1 Billion stamps sold
  • 3 Latest Global Journey News
  • 4 BCRS Extended 4 More Years
  • 5 BCRS Update 950 million plus sold
  • 6 Breast Cancer Survivor Stories
  • 7 Slovakia Launches Stamp
  • 8 BCRS Facts
  • 9 Meet Dr. Ernie Bodai
  • BCRS 1998
  • BCRS 2007
  • BCRS 2011

The Breast Cancer Research Stamp was issued on July 29, 1998.

imageThis marked the first semi-postal in US history.

Designed by Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, MD, the stamp features the phrases, "Fund the Fight" and "Find a Cure" and an illustration of a mythical "goddess of the hunt" by Whitney Sherman of Baltimore.

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President Bush signs Bill S.597 into law extending the sale of the stamp

imageOn December 21, 2007 President Bush signed into law Bill S.597 which extended the sale of the Breast Cancer Research Stamp for 4 more years.

Since 1998, over 950 million stamps have been sold raising over $80 million for breast cancer research

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President Obama signs Bill S.384 extending the sale of the stamp

imageOn December 23, 2011 President Obama signed into law Bill S.384 which extended the sale of the Breast Cancer Research Stamp until 2015.

Since 1998, over 950 million stamps have been sold raising over $80 million for breast cancer research

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Want to know how to get a Breast Cancer Research Stamp in your country?

We have provided a quick presentation and some additional resources in helping you launch the BCRS in your country.

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Blues for the Stamp. Join Dr. Ernie Bodai on August 20th

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