Front and Back Panel
This souvenir folder was published by the American Cancer Society and includes a note from the Society's President and the Postmaster General. Since 1965 there have been many changes in the American Cancer Society and much of what they wrote for this folder is now outdated. For example, the National office is now located in Atlanta GA and, due to merger, the number of Divisions has been reduced to eighteen. To learn more about the American Cancer Society, as it exists today, please visit their award winning website located at www.cancer.org.
Due to the difficulties in reading my scan,
I've recreated their remarks below:
The American Cancer Society is the largest voluntary association of people united to conquer cancer. The Society acts by: educating the public; informing the medical and nursing professions; supporting facilities for detection, diagnosis and treatment; improving medical and social service for the cancer patient; supporting and guiding medical research.
The Society is organized as 59 chartered Division, covering the 50 states and Washington, D.C. The national office is in New York City. Through over 3000 voluntary local units and the time and energy contributed by more than two million volunteers, the Divisions translate the Society's policies into action.
The American Cancer Society has sponsored the U.S. anti-cancer postage stamp because of its effectiveness as a device for directing public attention to the disease.
Murry M. Copeland, M.D.
"Purpose of the cancer stamp is to remind Americans that an early medical checkup often can bring this disease under control. The cancer stamp will also salute the men and women engaged in cancer research and the millions of Americans who help finance the war against cancer."
John A. Gronouski