Story last updated at 12:46 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2002

Post office offers breast cancer advice
The U.S. Postal Service, in cooperation with the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic and the Women's Health Outreach Project will maintain a table in the lobby of the Homer Post Office from Monday through next Friday, May 10 to provide information about breast cancer.

Phyllis Kaufman from the Women's Health Outreach Project will be available a few hours each day to answer questions about screening services and to enroll eligible women for free pap tests, mammograms and other services.

One of the ways mammograms are paid for locally is through money raised in the annual Run for Women. Applications to run in the June 1 race will also be available.

The Postal Service is also continuing to raise money for breast cancer research by selling the semi-postal Breast Cancer Awareness stamp. Eleven cents from each of the 45 cent, first-class stamp goes to cancer research efforts nationwide. Since 1998, the stamp has raised $24 million, according to the Postal Service.

Of the funds raised by the stamp, 70 percent goes to the National Institute of Health, with the remainder going to the Medical Research Program of the Department of Defense.