Maloney pushes for breast-cancer coin Scrapbook

| 15 Jun 2015 | 03:20

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney and Texas Congressman Pete Sessions joined the Breast Cancer Research Foundation President Myra Biblowit, President and CEO of Susan G. Komen Dr. Judith Salerno, and breast cancer survivors to announce their plan to raise millions of dollars for the fight against breast cancer. The House members will soon introduce the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act, which would direct the U.S. Treasury to issue up to 50,000 $5 gold coins, up to 400,000 $1 silver coins and 750,000 half-dollar clad with a design to symbolize the fight against breast cancer in 2018. The production cost of these coins will be fully covered within the sales price, and the proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, headquartered in New York, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, headquartered in Texas. The bill has been co-sponsored by 306 Members of the House. Pictured, from left, are Congresswoman Maloney, Myra Biblowit, Judith Salerno, and Congressman Sessions