Pink is more than a color

Happy October! Yes, it’s time for autumn colors and since today marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you know that means pink will be right up there. Soon you’ll see football players wearing pink. I even saw pink garbage bags yesterday! Today I’m driving toward Binghamton to cover the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer […]

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Making strides in Corning

Soon we’ll be kicking off a month of Strides walks. This is the second year that Corning takes steps first, in September. They had a beautiful day and seeing Joyce Arms in pink is a beautiful sight. We featured Joyce and her fight against cancer in 2004. Her fight is not over and sadly, other […]

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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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Fans take a swing against breast cancer


It was a sweltering Sunday as hundreds of minor league baseball fans gathered in Troy’s Joseph Bruno Stadium to see their Tri- City Valley Cats — sporting pink jerseys — take on the Staten Island Yankees in a game to benefit the Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer (CRAAB). NYSUT, a longtime flagship sponsor of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraising walks, was a proud sponsor of this NY-Penn League game.

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UCE of FIT in the house!


Okay, so Roberta Elins didn’t make it INSIDE the White House, but here’s the executive vice president of  United College Employees of The Fashion Institute of Technology  making strides down in D.C. The local just sent me pics. Check them out on NYSUT’s Flickr site.  Roberta Elins with her UCE of FIT sign in DC […]

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Another busy October weekend


This is the last weekend for 2010 Making Strides. Yes, our most northern areas of the state are the last to stride. Perhaps some year they will be skiing instead of walking? (That’s June and Ron Smith on their cross-country skis in the Adirondacks near Lake Placid. June is retired from Smithtown Teachers and Ron from […]

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We all need somebody to lean on


Oh, how I love those pink NYSUT baseball caps! This is one of my favorite pics that El-Wise took during the Albany Strides walks. Maria and Kathleen filling out their registration forms.

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“Skies of blue: Sea of pink”


Congressman Paul Tonko described the scene at Washington Park Sunday that way. I tried to blog, but no Internet connection at my house when I got home. Seems our computer has a virus! Ugh! So here’s the highlights from yesterday. A beautiful, GORGEOUS day. A tad chilly at 9 a.m. when Jen Deso, Mary Ellen […]

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Making Strides: We’re walking the walk in Utica

Making Strides: We’re walking the walk in Utica

Photos are in from the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event in Utica. Keep it pointed to NYSUT’s Flickr account – there are many more photos from Oct. 17 events to come!

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Pretty in pink


To get ready for this weekend’s event, we turn to the Not-So-Way-Back-Machine for behind the scenes photos with NYSUT staff working Making Strides events in Albany in 2009 and 2008.

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