History was made today. Right in the midst of American Heart Month, the United States Postal Service unveiled a new Heart Health Forever® stamp during a commemorative ceremony in Washington, DC. The stamp was designed to help raise awareness of the nation’s No. 1 killer, heart disease. Since 2001, the American Heart Association has been advocating for this stamp and today the USPS delivered.
“We want to thank the United States Postal Service for creating this exciting new stamp that will help us advance our mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke,” said Barry Franklin, Ph.D., Chairman of the American Heart Association National Advocacy Coordinating Committee. “This stamp is a reminder to all Americans that embracing healthier lifestyle changes today can improve all your tomorrows.”
U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe and Dr. Stuart Seides, Executive Director of MedStar each spoke about the importance of the new stamp and how the image communicates the feelings of wellness and vitality that comes from physical activity and a well-balanced diet.
You can pick up your Heart Health Forever® stamp at the post office today and begin spreading heart health awareness whenever you mail a letter, a birthday card or even your electric bill!