New Breast Cancer coins include first ever minted in “pink gold” by the United States Mint
On Thursday, March 15, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) President Myra Biblowit, Acting Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint David Croft, and Breast Cancer Survivor Melissa Miller will celebrate the launch of the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin program at the U.S. Capitol.
This commemorative coin program features proof and uncirculated versions of three coins: the five dollar gold, the silver dollar, and the clad half dollar. The gold is the first coin the U.S. Mint has ever issued in a pink hue in honor of the color most closely associated with the fight against this form of cancer. This program creates a fresh and innovative way to raise funds for research at no cost to taxpayers, and has the potential to raise millions of dollars.
The event will take place in the Gabe Zimmerman Room in the House Visitors Center, room HVC-215 at 12 noon.
- Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney
- Myra Biblowit, BCRF President & CEO
- David Croft, Acting Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint
- Melissa Miller, Survivor
- Celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Launch
- Capitol Visitors Center, Room HVC-215
- Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 12pm
Please RSVP to Jennifer Bell at [email protected] if you plan to attend.
Rep. Maloney is the author of the law that established the commemorative coin program. The bipartisan Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 2722) was signed into law in 2016. All proceeds from the Commemorative coin sales will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) to support research.
The BCRF is the largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world. In 2018 alone BCRF is funding $59.5 million in grants across 15 countries. BCRF is one of the highest rated organizations in the U.S. with an A+ rating from Charity Watch, 4 out of 4 stars from Charity Navigator, and GuideStar’s Gold Seal for Transparency. Thanks to research, mortality rates have decreased by more than 38 percent in the last 25 years.