Cancer Society gets its own stamp - Cayman Compass

The Cayman Islands Cancer Society is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the issuing of a special stamp and first-day cover.

The 25 cent stamp features a lavender ribbon, which symbolises all types of cancer, while the first-day cover envelopes display a lavender ribbon as well as a bell, which signifies the celebration of those who have lived to fight another day against the disease.

The chemotherapy unit at the Health Services Authority has a bell on its premises that patients ring when they complete their treatment, and the Cancer Society office also has a bell that, according to operations manager Jennifer Weber, is rung whenever any of its clients have something to celebrate.

The bell also reflects Cayman’s maritime heritage.

The Cancer Society’s 25th anniversary was actually last year, but COVID-19 put a dampener on celebrating the quarter-century milestone.

When the government and the Postal Service approved the issuing of the special stamp, Weber said the Cancer Society was delighted they chose the 25th anniversary logo and the lavender design.

Although no proceeds from the stamp sale go toward the Cancer Society, Weber said, “We are very happy to be honoured in this way.”

While acknowledging that people are not sending letters and cards via the postal service as often as in the past, Weber said she hoped that individuals would consider using the Cancer Society stamps to send get well cards, birthday or holiday cards to their loved ones.

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