The Unites States Postal Services recently released the Mary Lasker stamp as part of its series dedicated to "Distinguished Americans." The stamp honors Mary Lasker, a philanthropist and devoted activist in advancing medical research.
In 1942, Mary and her husband Albert Lasker founded the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation to advance medical research into the major causes of disability and death. The annual Lasker Awards are an important part of the Foundation's activities. More than 300 awards have been presented since the program's inception in 1945. Seventy-six awardees have later received the Nobel Prize. The Foundation has been credited with inspiring U.S. presidents and Congress to actively fund and expand medical research, particularly through the National Institute of Health.
Since 1995, Malcolm Grear Designers has had the opportunity to work with the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. The studio designed the Foundation's stationery system, numerous brochures and awards, the annual Lasker Awards program, related invitations, and recently developed the Lasker Awards nomination submission website.
Visit the Lasker Foundation's website to learn more about the organization and Mary Lasker's lifetime of devotion to medicine and science.
You may order the stamp online through the United States Postal Service.