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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

UPDATE: August 30, 2022

As anyone from the northeast knows, autumn brings a wave of color to New York state: red, gold, bronze — and pink. Each fall, NYSUT enlists its members to support the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks, which take place in communities from Jones Beach to Buffalo.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the partnership between NYSUT and the American Cancer Society. During that time union members have raised $16.2 million to support groundbreaking breast cancer research, ensure greater access to quality care, influence public policy and provide critical patient support. “NYSUT is proud to be a flagship sponsor for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer,” said J. Philippe Abraham, NYSUT secretary-treasurer, whose office oversees the statewide union’s social justice initiatives.

“Since 2002, our members have walked to show solidarity with individuals who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and to ensure they receive the best possible treatment. With our members’ help, NYSUT has been able to raise millions of dollars to support the ACS mission to save more lives.”

Learn more about NYSUT's participation in this year's Making Strides events.


Visit the Team NYSUT page for more information about walks across the state and to join a team in your area.

Oct. 1: Grangabel Park, Riverhead, Suffolk County

Oct. 9: Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn

Oct. 14: Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, Watertown

Oct. 16: Washington Park, Albany; Central Park, Manhattan; Flushing Meadows, Queens; Woodbury Common Outlets, Hudson Valley; Jones Beach State Park, Nassau County; Frontier Field, Rochester; Midland Beach, Staten Island; Clinton Square, Syracuse; Manhattanville College, Purchase

Oct. 22: Wilkeson Pointe Park, Buffalo

Oct. 23: Recreation Park, Binghamton; Bay Plaza, Bronx; Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica; Glens Falls City Park, Glens Falls


How to Join a NYSUT Team

  1. Go to the NYSUT Making Strides page at the ACS site.
  2. Click "Join Us".
  3. Enter your zip code.
  4. Sign up for a NYSUT team at a Making Strides walk near you.
JOIN A NYSUT TEAM AND STAY INFORMED

Are you starting a NYSUT team?

If you choose to "Start a team" as a Team Captain, be sure to select NYSUT - New York State United Teachers from the drop-down of National Team corporations, and incorporate "NYSUT - New York State United Teachers" into your team name.

Or, just search for any existing NYSUT team to become a team member!


Why We are Making Strides

Our teams participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events across the country and we've taken our leadership in the fight against breast cancer to the next level by joining the Making Strides National Partners Program. We are thrilled about the difference that our members and their families are making to help eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. NYSUT has been a flagship sponsor of the American Cancer Society event since 2002, and the efforts of the union and its members have generated support, energy, awareness, volunteers and more than $15 million during that time to fight the disease with research, information, services and access to mammograms for women who need them.


  • Join Team NYSUT!

    Local teams can register online at the American Cancer Society website. Remember to designate NYSUT as your corporate affiliate!

  • Union marks 20 years in fight against breast cancer

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the partnership between NYSUT and the American Cancer Society. During that time union members have raised $16.2 million to support groundbreaking breast cancer research, ensure greater access to quality care, influence public policy and provide critical patient support.

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