Walking to raise awareness about breast cancer is a rite of autumn for NYSUT members. Thousands take part in 20 walks held throughout the state during October — Breast Cancer Awareness month — to support colleagues, family members and friends who have been affected by the disease. Many NYSUT members are breast cancer survivors or are themselves combatting the disease.
Every year, more than 15,000 women in New York state are diagnosed with the disease.
The generosity of NYSUT members during these fund-raising events has, since 2002, netted more than $10.5 million for the American Cancer Society's ongoing campaign to fight the disease with research and awareness. [Click image to enlarge page.]