Breast Cancer Stamp To Stay

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approves a bill by Congressman William Lacy Clay to extend sales of a breast cancer stamp through 2011.  The special postage stamp was first issued in 1998. It has raised more than 58 million dollars for breast cancer research and treatment. The Missouri Democrat dedicated the bill in memory of Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis of Virginia who recently died of the disease.  The House's vote yesterday is expected to pave the way for additional funds to be raised to fight the cancer. Proceeds from the stamp go to the National Institutes of Health and a Department of Defense medical research program.

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