Tree of Remembrance

City Carrier Kenny Ford places a ribbon on the Tree of Remembrance in memory of his mother.

City Carrier Kenny Ford places a ribbon on the Tree of Remembrance in memory of his mother.

During the Ribbon of Hope Campaign to promote Breast Cancer Awareness stamps in Caruthersville, MO, Postmaster Tracy Gathright developed a creative way for customer and employees to show their support. Gathright erected an elegantly simple tree replete with white lights in the lobby of her Post Office, and encouraged those who visited her office to tie a white ribbon onto its branches in memory of a family member that had cancer. For those fighting the battle against cancer or who were survivors of cancer, Gathright encouraged the placement of a pink ribbon on the tree’s branches.

“It gives a lot of significance to the importance of raising funds for a cure,” said Gathright.

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