60,000 make strides in Jones Beach

Traffic tie-ups, jammed exits and parking problems at Jones Beach on Long Island meant that it was time for the annual Making Strides walk. Although it was windy and cool, the American Cancer Society reports that approximately 60,000 people took part in Sunday’s event, helping to raise more than $3.1 million. That’s a lot of […]

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Western New Yorkers walk in ‘sea of pink’


Newfane High School business teacher Kyle Beth Bridgeman started walking in Making Strides in 2003, the year one of her best friends was diagnosed with cancer.  Two years later, she was pinned with her own disturbing diagnosis of breast cancer.  She underwent a lumpectomy and then endured chemotherapy and radiation as part of her treatment. […]

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First steps for 2012 Making Strides

Yes, it’s still summer but folks at the American Cancer Society are already thinking about fall as they host Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kickoff breakfasts across the state this month. NYSUT Vice President Maria Neira oversees NYSUT’s partnership with the American Cancer. She notes that, while union members across the state have long supported […]

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Battling breast cancer, one stride at a time


Jennifer Gough’s life was changing in December 2004. She and her husband Jason were moving back to New York from Texas. A New York native, moving day back to her home state was one of her happiest. “My face hurt from smiling,” she recalled to an audience of 500 participants and supporters of the Making […]

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Just click to raise a dime

Florence McCue, retiree of Yonkers Fed, just sent me this info. About 136 former cheerleaders got together to do a dance routine to benefit “Susan G. Komen for the Cure” (Breast Cancer). Each time someone views the video, United Healthcare will donate a dime to the Komen organization. Their goal is to get a million […]

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