September/October 2013 Issue
September 13, 2013

Stand up to cancer! Join us in Making Strides

Source: NYSUT United
Making Strides

Join the thousands of NYSUT members this fall who will show their support for breast cancer patients and survivors during the annual Making Strides for Breast Cancer walks.

"Every year, NYSUT members demonstrate their unwavering commitment and generosity for such a worthy cause," said NYSUT Vice President Maria Neira. "Donna Bacon's story is just one reason among many that shows why it is important to support efforts to find a cure for breast cancer, and for all cancers."

On average, more than 14,125 people in New York state, mostly women, are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, according to the New York State Health Department.

In the last decade, NYSUT members have raised more than $10 million for the American Cancer Society's campaign for research and awareness — more than any other organization or corporation in the country.

Here are this year's walks:

• Oct. 19

Recreation Park, Binghamton; Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo.

• Oct. 20

Washington Park Parade Grounds, Albany; Watt Farms, Albion; Orchard Beach, Bronx; Prospect Park West 9th Street Bandshell, Brooklyn; Centerway Square, Corning; Dowling College, Brookhaven; Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Central Valley; Jamestown Community College, Jamestown; Jones Beach, Long Island; Central Park 72nd Street Bandshell, Manhattan; Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens; Frontier Field, Rochester; Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island; Clinton Square, Syracuse; Masonic Campus, Utica; Waterloo Premium Outlets, Waterloo; Manhattanville College, Purchase.

• Oct. 26

Thompson Park Pavilion, Watertown.

• Oct. 27

Queensbury High School, Queensbury.