DeBary Post Office and FHFM join together in October to stamp out Breast Cancer
ORANGE CITY, FL—September 28, 2010 — When Bobby Baker, DeBary Postmaster, read on a breast-cancer tribute poster that one of his friends had died from the disease, he was shocked. Last year, many visitors to the DeBary Post Office at 12 South Charles Richard Beall Blvd. signed the poster, but it was the first time that Baker had known someone who had lost their fight.
This October—Breast Cancer Awareness Month--Baker will once again have a tribute poster in the lobby of the DeBary Post Office. Visitors may also purchase the special-edition Breast Cancer Awareness postage stamps; the books cost $11 each, and $2.20 from each sale will go to breast cancer research. To date, according to the USPS, more than $70 million has been raised for the cause.
“We have many beautiful stamps available at the post office,” Baker says, but the Breast Cancer Awareness stamps also come with a message of hope that one day we will find a cure for this terrible disease.”
To aid Baker and his staff in the fight against breast cancer, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial will have literature available at the DeBary Post Office in October describing the free women’s healthcare services—including screening mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and pelvic exams—currently being offered in the community.
The community is also invited to join the Pink Army (www.jointhepinkarmy.com), a fun, free way to show support for breast cancer awareness. “Enlistment” forms will be available at the DeBary Post Office.
Postmaster Baker has a long history of helping in the fight against breast cancer: In Baker’s other role as President of the West Volusia Moose Lodge #2538, he has also helped raise funds for Florida Hospital Fish Memorial. In the past two years, the Moose have raised more than $10,000 for FHFM’s Cancer Institute.
For more information about the Breast Cancer Awareness stamp, please call the DeBary Post Office at 386-668-4588.