2376 (Corrections Security Plus)
Breast and ovarian cancer
are two of the leading causes of death for American women. In an effort to help
fight these deadly diseases, the Oregon AFSCME Women's Committee has actively
encouraged members statewide to participate in local events that raise money
aimed at research and cures.
Oregon AFSCME 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 at 2013 events!
- Since 1993, eight million American Cancer
Society supporters across the country have raised more than $460 million
through Making Strides events to help fight breast cancer. Last year
alone, dedicated supporters raised more than $60 million nationwide.
year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk was on May
12, the day before Mother's Day. Theresia Lloyd-Siemer of Local 328 (OHSU)
was our only walker this year; the walk was held at the Portland International
- The Sherie Hildreth Ovarian Cancer (SHOC) Walk
was held at Team Latus Motors in Gladstone on Aug. 4. This year
Lloyd-Siemer, her Local 328 co-worker and Council 75 Secretary Marci Jo
Carlton (and her mom) and our Women's Committee staff liaison Kate Baker
from the SHOC Foundation goes to the Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU. This
marks the eighth annual donation to the Knight Cancer Institute; to date the
SHOC Foundation has contributed $470,000.
More information on these
two organizations is available on their respective web pages:
You can help make a
difference by sending a donation to:
American Cancer Society
0330 SW Curry St.
Portland, OR 97239
(Make check out to American
Cancer Society, and include "Making Strides – Portland, OR on the memo
P.O. Box 327
Gladstone, OR 97627
I hope to see you all at the