August 21, 2008

Making Strides 2008: Save the dates

Source:  NYSUT News Wire
Caption: Showing their support in pink scarves at the Albany walk are, left to right, NYSUT Vice Presidents Kathleen Donahue and Maria Neira.

2008 marks NYSUT's seventh year as a flagship sponsor of the non-competitive 5K Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks, which will take place at numerous sites across the state this fall.

Last year, NYSUT volunteers cracked the $1 million barrier in raising money for breast cancer awareness and research in Making Strides walks around the Empire State.

More than 10,000 NYSUT members walked across the state. Together, they raised $1,015,665 to fight cancer. NYSUT, a flagship sponsor, was the first organization to surmount the $1 million milestone.

"The generosity of our members is the strength of our effort," said NYSUT Vice President Maria Neira. "Our volunteers are leaders in their schools and their communities. Our work has set a new standard for our corporate partners to match."

Save the Dates

Dates for the 2008 walks have been set:

October 5:

  • Binghamton, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Jamestown

October 19:

  • Albany, Hudson Valley, Jones Beach on Long Island, Manhattanville College in Westchester, and Bronx, Brooklyn, Central Park in Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island sites in New York City

Register online

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

You may register online at: .

If you're starting a local team or signing up as an individual walker, be sure to select "NYSUT" as your company affiliation

Starting a local team?

If you're one of the many NYSUT affiliates starting a team of walkers, be sure to select "NYSUT" as your "Team Company" on the online registration form. This allows the American Cancer Society to track both your team's fundraising and NYSUT's statewide fundraising efforts .

making strides online registration

You may also select "NYSUT" as your company affiliation if you're registering as an individual walker.

Online registration is available at: .