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August 12, 2008

NYSUT heads shaved, thousands raised to beat child cancer

Source: NYSUT Media Relations

Albany N.Y., August 12, 2008 — Twelve members of the New York State United Teachers staff will lather up and have their heads shaved in solidarity with children battling cancer Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 3 p.m. at the union's headquarters in Latham.

These volunteers and those who've donated to their effort are part of the "St. Baldrick's" volunteer-driven, fund-raising effort for childhood cancer research. The NYSUT team goal is to raise $3,000 for the fight. They are honoring the daughter of a NYSUT staff person from western New York who is afflicted with Ewing's Sarcoma, a childhood cancer.

Local barber Steven Starr from the Siena Barber Shop in Latham has volunteered his time and talent for this event.

For more information about the fight against childhood cancer, go to www.stbaldricks.org.

NYSUT, the state’s largest union, represents some 600,000 classroom teachers and other school employees; faculty and other professionals at the state’s community colleges, State University of New York and City University of New York, and other education and health professionals. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association and AFL-CIO.