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City of Arab is working hard to ‘Stamp Out Cancer’

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ARAB, Ala. (WHNT) - Employees at the Arab Post Office are encouraging customers to purchase special stamps this month to raise money for breast cancer research.

Employees kicked off the "Stamp Out Cancer" campaign on Friday and have already sold more than they had by this time last year. Postmaster Sonya Cobb says they sold more than $28,000 worth of stamps last year.

"This year we're on target to supersede that. The first day we sold more than double what we sold last year. The second day we sold more than triple what we sold the second day last year," said Cobb.

Arab Mayor Bob Joslin proclaimed October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Arab, and because of that, pink decorations can be found all over the post office.

"Their post office was one of the top sellers for the breast cancer awareness stamps last year, and they're hoping to do similar activity this year," says Joslin.

The stamps are .60 cents, instead of the usual .49 cents, but the additional .11 cents will go straight to breast cancer research.

"The stamp is a neutral color, so the men should not be offended, and I mean they've all got a mother, sister, aunt, you know someone that's been affected by it, so they need to you know consider that, and do it in their honor," says Cobb.

This year's goal is even bigger than last year. The city is hoping to raise $33,000. "I've got faith in my community, they're going to help us, I believe." Said Cobb.

Last year, the Arab Post Office raised enough money to make them the top sellers in the state, and the fourth highest in the country.