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This October, make strides to help fight breast cancer

This fall, NYSUT hopes to surpass once again the $1 million mark in donations for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks. NYSUT members have raised more than $10.5 million since 2002 for the American Cancer Society's campaign to fight the disease with research, information, services and access to mammograms for women who need them.

You can help raise awareness by participating in any number of Making Strides walks held throughout the state in October 2014. Find the nearest event and register online today!

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in New York state. The state Department of Health estimates that 15,000 women are diagnosed with the disease each year, and 2,700 women die from the disease annually.


NYSUT once again tops $1 million in funds raised to fight breast cancer

ALBANY, N.Y. April 23, 2014

New York State United Teachers members raised more than $1 million for breast cancer research in 2013, marking the seventh consecutive year the statewide union topped the million-dollar mark.

"Our members' commitment to fighting breast cancer and raising money for research and access to care is nothing short of inspiring," said NYSUT President Karen E. Magee. "Our union is honored to support those who have breast cancer today, and NYSUT will continue our work toward finding a cure in the future."

More than 10,000 NYSUT members mobilized across the state during the fall as part of the 2013 American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign, raising a total of $1,206,073 to support investment in breast cancer research.

One in every two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer now turns to Making Strides for support in their fight. An integral part of the Strides mission is to provide access to mammograms for women who need them, so that more lives are saved.

Since partnering with the American Cancer Society in 2002, NYSUT has raised nearly $11 million for Making Strides.

New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.

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