Rep. Maloney Lauds U.S. Mint Packaging of Breast Cancer Awareness Stamp and Commemorative Coin

Oct 3, 2018
Press Release
Sales of the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin have potential to raise millions of dollars for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12), author of the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act, today praised the U.S. Mint for their new Breast Cancer Awareness 2018 Coin and Stamp Set unveiled at the beginning of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“Through research, we can and will find a cure for breast cancer. But in order to do that, we need funding. The commemorative coin program, and now this special stamp and coin package from the U.S. Mint, will help us raise the funds we need to continue the life-saving research that has already led to a 38 percent drop in the breast cancer death rate over the last 25 years. Not only will sales of these coins help spread awareness, they also have the potential to raise up to $8 million in private funds for breast cancer research without any cost to taxpayers. This coin program takes us another step closer to finding a cure.”

The U.S. Mint’s website on the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin program can be found here.

The coin and stamp set can be purchased here.