Friday, November 09, 2007

In the PInk

According to the USPS Newslink you can credit postal employees for their postmaster’s new look.

Barrington, RI, Postmaster Steven Santilli challenged his staff to sell $5,000 worth of the Breast Cancer Awareness semipostal stamp during October. If they succeeded, he would dye his hair pink for a day — a deal they made sure Santilli would keep.

“Employees sold almost $7,000 of the stamps,” Santilli said. “So during our Customer Appreciation Day, Nov. 1, I dyed my hair. They liked the fact that I followed through with it. And if my pink hair brings awareness toward breast cancer, it was worth it.”

Santilli said his grandmother survived breast cancer twice. “Everyone knows someone who has been affected by it,” he said. “With the money raised for research, breast cancer will be as easy to eliminate as the pink from my hair.”

The 55-cent Breast Cancer Awareness semipostal stamp has raised more than $54 million for research since its debut in 1998
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM