Sept - Nov Issue
September 24, 2014

Make strides to help fight breast cancer

Source: NYSUT United
Making Strides
Caption: Photo by Joe Geronimo.

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.

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.

You can help raise awareness by participating in any number of Making Strides walks held through­out the state in October. For more details, visit

Oct. 5

  • Salem School, Washington County
  • Dowling College, Brookhaven Campus

Oct. 18

  • Niagara Square, Buffalo
  • Recreation Park, Binghamton

Oct. 19

  • 72nd Street Bandshell, Central Park, Manhattan
  • Prospect Park, Brooklyn
  • Clinton Square, Syracuse
  • Washington Park Parade Grounds, Albany
  • Orchard Beach, Bronx
  • Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island
  • Corona Park, Flushing Meadows, Queens
  • Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Central Valley
  • Masonic Campus, Utica
  • Frontier Field, Rochester
  • Manhattanville College, Westchester County
  • Jones Beach State Park, Long Island

Oct. 25

  • Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, Watertown

Oct. 26

  • Watt Farms, Albion
  • Jamestown Community College, Jamestown
  • Queensbury High School, Warren County