The Alzheimer’s Stamp

January 19, 2009 at 7:00 am 10 comments

Alzheimer's StampFor $8.40 you get 20 stamps for a first class letter.

It says “Care. Support. Research.” at the top of the page of stamps, but no additional money is collected by the post office to fund Alzheimer’s care, support, or research.

I had so wanted to title this post “Stamp Out Alzheimer’s.” That stamp hasn’t been issued yet. This is only an “awareness” stamp. If public response is good, the postal service may consider a stamp that would actually help us fight this battle.

So, the best thing you can do now is to buy this stamp, so there will be a future Alzheimer’s-themed stamp that will fund research to treat, prevent, and cure this vile disease.  Buy. Peel. Stick. Hope.

Entry filed under: Alzheimer's.

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. quiltdivajulie  |  January 19, 2009 at 10:20 am

    I bought these and used them on our holiday cards ~ noticed that several cards we received from others bore these, too. Hopefully USPS gets the message !!

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  • 2. jl bach  |  January 19, 2009 at 11:28 am

    thanks for the info

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  • 3. Diane Petersmarck  |  January 19, 2009 at 11:34 am

    I used these stamps instead of Christmas stamps when I sent out my cards. They aren’t bad looking and awareness is the first step to involvement so I figured it might at least make some people think.

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  • 4. deborah  |  January 19, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    I will definitely get some of these. This is the first time I’ve heard abou them.

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  • 5. myrna sossner  |  January 19, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Thanks, Ami for this awareness post. I don’t know where I have been, but this is the first time I have seen or heard of this stamp. I shall go to the PO today and buy a book to use. As you know, every little bit helps.

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  • 6. Nancy R Nelson  |  January 19, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    I too will use these stamps. Have not sent out Holiday letters as yet but that is not unusual for e!!

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  • 7. Bidwell Drake  |  January 19, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    I sent your message to 75+ people and got a lot of thank-yous back.
    Bid

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  • 8. Rosemarie  |  January 20, 2009 at 3:49 am

    How do I order these stamps???????

    Ask your local post office.~~Ami

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  • 9. Linda "Fergie" Ferguson  |  January 20, 2009 at 11:08 am

    I guess I missed these-will purchase some next time I’m at the Post Office. Thanks for the information. Fergie in WA State

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  • 10. Kim Noble  |  January 20, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Hey Ami,
    I don’t know what my Url is?? Is that important? Anyway, let me know how to sign up for some stamps. What a fantastic idea. I see your answer above is “Ask your local post office!” So, that’s what I will do. Take care.

    your luvin cuzin,
    Kim

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