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Lasker stamp unveiling

MADISON (WKOW) -- A stamp in the Distinguished Americans Series will be unveiled Tuesday, honoring a Watertown native.

Mary Woodard Lasker will have her image on a $0.78 stamp.

Lasker was an advocate of medical research for major diseases who persuaded national leaders to give dramatic increases in public funding for biomedical research.

Her efforts helped make cancer research a national priority.

There will be an unveiling ceremony Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research.

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