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Go Pink Day

Because of the disruptions caused by the pandemic in the 2020-21 school year, participating in “Go Pink Day” this year was a hopeful return to a cherished tradition for many UFT members across the city.

Making Strides for Breast Cancer walks

The American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraising walks in all five boroughs and on Long Island were canceled last year due to the pandemic, and UFT members showed their support through virtual events. This year, members...

Cancer care and prevention

The UFT has added a new state-of-the-art tool, the 3D mammogram, to its programs of compassionate support and excellent clinical care for members facing a cancer diagnosis.

Virus Can't Slow Strides

The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks were canceled this year because of COVID-19, but UFT members mobilized in spite of that to raise awareness of the disease and funds to fight it.

Breast cancer awareness 2020

Whether through activities associated with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or Wear Pink days, UFT members across New York City have been front and center during October to raise awareness and funds to fight the disease.

Welfare Fund Medical Learning Series

Dr. Larry Norton of Memorial Sloan Kettering comes to UFT headquarters in Manhattan every year to share the latest information in the medical treatment of breast cancer as part of the UFT Welfare Fund’s Medical Learning Series, a series of seminars...

Top fundraisers honored

The UFT’s Brooklyn borough office — and everyone inside — was decked out in pink on Oct. 2 for its fourth annual Making Strides Shine and Dine event. The festive program is a way to thank the schools that raised more than $1,000 apiece for the...

Parents get into the spirit

UFT members at PS 536 in the Bronx marked Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Oct. 16 with an event designed to keep their school family and extended family in the pink of health.

Tragedy becomes power

Tanya Sumner, a teacher of English language learners at PS 204 in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, was just 36 years old in 2017 when she unexpectedly passed out behind the wheel of her car. Sumner, the mother of a 5-year-old girl and a 7-month-old boy, woke...

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk 2019

Thousands of UFT members joined the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at sites across the city on Oct. 20 to raise money for a cure.