75 Women's Committee Chair
Dear AFSCME Brothers &
I'd love it if you'd join me
and the Oregon AFSCME Women's Committee at the 11th annual SHOC Walk / Run
& the 22nd Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. That's me with
Oregon AFSCME Staff Representative and Women's Committee liaison Kate Baker at
last year's SHOC event pictured to the right.
Please follow the links
below to sign up or find out more information about the walk / run and the
walk. This will be the 10th year that Oregon AFSCME Women's Committee has
engaged in two annual walks, in particular in memory of our union sister and
former Council 75 Political Coordinator Cornelia Murphy, who lost her battle
with ovarian cancer in 2006. We want to make a push right now to make people
aware and plan on being there for the 2015 events.
1) August 1, 2015 in
Gladstone, at Latus Motors Harley-Davidson, 870 E. Berkeley St.
Here is the link: http://www.shocfoundation.org/
OVARIAN CANCER FACTS
- 1 in 72 women in the USA have ovarian cancer
- 22,000-plus new cases are diagnosed each year
- 5th leading cause of cancer deaths in women in
- 14,000-plus women lose their lives each year
- No. 1 cause of ovarian cancer death is late
- A PAP smear is NOT a test for ovarian cancer
— it detects cervical cancer
Check with your doctor if
any of these persist for an extended period of time:
- Abdominal pressure, bloating, swelling, or discomfort
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Unexplained weight gain or loss
- Urinary frequency, constipation or diarrhea
2) October 10, 2015 in
Portland at The Fields Park - North Pearl, 1099 NW Overton St. For this walk
our team name is:
Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Here is the link:
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