If you've read my recent posts, you probably are aware of the fundraising stamp issued last November for Alzheimer's. Here’s a quick update on the results since that launch, from December through March.
This comes from Lynda Everman, one of the two caregiver advocates who through a combined 27 years of effort helped make this stamp a reality...
“Last week I wrote to Mark Saunders who works in public relations at the U.S. Postal Service and asked when we might see some figures as to how much the new Alzheimer’s Stamp has raised in its first four months on the market. Here are those results...
“Since its November 30, 2017, release 2,196,087 stamps #AlzheimersStamps have been sold to raise $280,486.21 for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded Alzheimer's research! Together we can—and will—make a difference. Help Stamp OUT Alzheimer's!”
Based on these numbers, each 65-cent stamp delivered 12.77 cents to the NIH. To get a glimpse of how using these stamps one-by-one can add up, the cancer fundraising stamp, which has been out for several years, has to date raised almost $90-million for research.
I’m buying this stamp for all my mail, business and personal. I encourage you to buy it too. This is an inexpensive and effective way to help raise the profile of Alzheimer’s disease while raising money for much-needed research.
You can purchase this stamp at any Post Office. And PLEASE tell your friends about this stamp and/or forward this email to them.
We’re off to a strong start.
PS1 My book A Path Revealed: How Hope, Love, and Joy Found Us Deep in a Maze Called Alzheimer’s can be ordered from any bookstore or found on Amazon.
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