December 13, 2011 - Issue: Vol. 157, No. 191 — Daily Edition112th Congress (2011 - 2012) - 1st Session
U.S. POSTAL SERVICE BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AUTHORITY ACT; Congressional Record Vol. 157, No. 191
(Extensions of Remarks - December 13, 2011)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Pages E2233-E2234] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] U.S. POSTAL SERVICE BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AUTHORITY ACT ______ speech of HON. CHRIS VAN HOLLEN of maryland in the house of representatives Monday, December 12, 2011 Mr. VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of S. 384, which will reauthorize the sale of the highly successful Breast Cancer Research Stamp. I am a proud co-sponsor of House companion legislation. Breast cancer has or will eventually touch all of our lives. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 230,000 women in the [[Page E2234]] United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and nearly 40,000 will die. Breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among women. It is also the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women. Designed by Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Maryland and illustrated by Whitney Sherman of Baltimore, Maryland, the Breast Cancer Research Stamp was first issued in 1998. Since then, it has raised over $74 million for cancer research at the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense. By renewing this stamp today, Congress is reaffirming its deep commitment to increasing awareness and finding a cure for this terrible disease. Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to support this bipartisan, lifesaving legislation. ____________________