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Around the UFT | November 1, 2018 >>

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, UFT members across the city wore pink to their schools to pay tribute to lost loved ones, honor survivors and celebrate their commitment to fighting for a cure.

News stories | November 1, 2018 >>

About 3,000 UFT members participated in this year's Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk on Staten Island, while walks took place simultaneously in three other boroughs, on Long Island and in New Jersey. The walk each year raises awareness of the disease and funds to fight it.

Around the UFT | January 4, 2018 >>

UFT members learned about the latest findings in breast cancer research and treatment at union headquarters on Dec. 12, as part of the UFT Welfare Fund’s Medical Learning Series.

News stories | November 2, 2017 >>

UFT members in all five boroughs, Long Island and New Jersey put their pink to the pavement to help raise funds and awareness at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Oct. 15.

News stories | November 2, 2017 >>

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.

Around the UFT | January 5, 2017 >>

Many breast cancer survivors and their loved ones were among a capacity crowd on Dec. 15 for a presentation on breast cancer research and treatment, part of the UFT Welfare Fund’s Medical Learning Series.

News stories | November 3, 2016 >>

Thousands of UFT members joined the annual Making Strides against Breast Cancer walks on Sunday, Oct. 16, including Kendra Williams, a teacher at PS 157 in the Bronx and breast cancer survivor.

News | October 19, 2016 >>

In a scene taking place in all five boroughs, New Jersey and Long Island, thousands of people wearing pink in every way — shirts, scarves, caps, sneakers, wigs and tutus — joined the walk to honor loved ones battling the disease, support the survivors and raise money for the cure.

Around the UFT | February 4, 2016 >>

Early detection of breast cancer through annual mammograms beginning at age 40 and self-examination is still the best defense against the disease.

Around the UFT | December 3, 2015 >>

The Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens took place later this year, but was no less memorable.

Around the UFT | November 5, 2015 >>

Third-graders in room 205 at PS 198 in East Flatbush especially relished their pizza party on Oct. 23 because it was a celebration marking their achievement of collecting the most dimes — $152.10 worth — in the school’s drive to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

Around the UFT | November 5, 2015 >>

While they may never be van Goghs, 50 UFT members raised $1,000 for breast cancer research while trying to reproduce the Brooklyn Bridge in watercolors at Paint Nite at the Staten Island UFT borough office on Oct. 2.

News stories | November 5, 2015 >>

Science teacher Kathryn Wichnovitz watched as hundreds of people wearing variations of pink in everything from sweaters and hats to tutus thronged the boardwalk and parks at Midland Beach in Staten Island for the annual Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk on Oct. 18.

Around the UFT | December 4, 2014 >>

Annual mammograms and early detection can lead to the best outcomes for breast cancer treatment, the deputy physician-in-chief and director of breast cancer programs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan told the nearly 100 who attended the annual breast cancer workshop at UFT headquarters.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

UFT members from MS 80 in the Bronx, who were walking in memory of a teacher who died of breast cancer in June, were among the thousands of UFT members who participated in this year’s Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk.

Around the UFT | November 6, 2014 >>

UFT members from schools in the Bronx had fun while raising $450 to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at the third annual Zumba class fundraiser on Oct. 2.

News stories | November 14, 2013 >>

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk has special meaning for staff at PS 233 in Brooklyn as they try in every way possible to support a colleague in the final stages of breast cancer.

Feature stories | November 14, 2013 >>

Shari Rothfeld, a District 75 high school at In-Tech Academy in the Bronx, was only 31 years when she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer in October, 2012. When Rothfeld’s colleagues found out that she would need to miss many days of work for treatment, they stepped up to donate their sick days.

News stories | November 14, 2013 >>

Thousands of UFT members came together in all five boroughs and Long Island on Oct. 20 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. Some were walking to honor one of their own. Others walked to honor their own triumphs over breast cancer.

News stories | October 17, 2013 >>

The Karen E. Mumford Cancer Foundation sponsored a special “Karen Cares” event for 10 women, all members of the Federation of Nurses/UFT, on Oct. 6. The surprise day included spa treatments, brunch, gift bags, a limo ride and a guided tour of Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.

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