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Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 09:19:41 EST


Thursday, December 9, 2004
CHRISTMAS SEALS DAY

(http://www.kylung.org/sealstoday.html) The U.S. Post Office in Wilmington,
Delaware offered Christmas Seals for sale for the very first time on this day
in 1907. Contributions for the original seals, designed by Emily P.
Bissell, helped in the fight against tuberculosis. (A hospital in Wilmington is
named in honor of Bissell.)
Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Use Christmas Seals
10. Because Emily Bissell was able to save a much needed TB sanitarium from
closing when she launched her first Christmas Seal campaign in 1907.
9. So at the next cocktail party you attend you can answer the question, “
What do you use Christmas Seals for anyway?” One answer: They do wonders to
dress up envelopes!
8. To help educate and better the lives of the more than 4.8 million
American children with asthma.
7. So the people who receive your holiday cards know that you have a big
heart.
6. Because more than 50,000 children entered the American Lung Association's
Christmas Seals Kids’ Drawing Contest sponsored by the Triaminic Parents
Club. (Call 1-800-LUNG-USA).
5. Because the Triaminic Parents Club donates $1 to the American Lung
Association for every child’s Christmas Seals Kids’ Drawing Contest entry form.
4. To know that 90 percent of the proceeds from the Christmas Seal Campaign
goes to local Lung Associations to prevent lung disease and promote lung
health.
3. Because Christmas Seals make great keepsakes and collector’s items.
2. Because we’re asking nicely.
1. And the number 1 reason why you should use Christmas Seals is to support
the American Lung Associations efforts to fight lung disease, including
asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer, because When You Can’t Breathe, Nothing Else
Matters.


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