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Wear it pink

Members show their true colors for breast cancer awareness

Staff at P 168 in the Bronx turn a hallway pink.Staff at P 168 in the Bronx turn a hallway pink. The sight of hallways lined with pink balloons and teachers topped with pink wigs can only mean one thing: It’s Pink Day in public schools. On Wednesday, Oct. 18, UFT members across the five boroughs came to school decked out in their finest pink duds in support of breast cancer awareness. For the union’s largely female membership, breast cancer is a significant issue: About 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with the disease over the course of a lifetime. From coral to cherry blossom, from rose to flamingo, members displayed a dizzying array of pink hues on hats, shirts, socks, nails and even a tutu or two. It was all part of an effort to show solidarity for breast cancer survivors while raising funding and awareness for research toward a cure.

Educators at PS 114 in the Bronx are just tutu much.Educators at PS 114 in the Bronx are just tutu much. Members from PS 110 in Queens in boas and shades.Members from PS 110 in Queens in boas and shades.

Valerie Daniels pinks up at PS 150, Brooklyn.Valerie Daniels pinks up at PS 150, Brooklyn. Members from the District 20 Pre-K Center in Brooklyn are suited to a “T.”Members from the District 20 Pre-K Center in Brooklyn are suited to a “T.”

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