Team 751 to take part in Everett breast cancer walk

EVERETT — Team 751 will once again take part in the American Cancer Society‘s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.

BreastCancerTutusThis year, the union group will be part of Making Strides Snohomish, which will start at 9 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Port of Everett, 1620 W. Marine View Drive.

Individuals can donate to Team 751 by placing donations with any member of the Women’s Committee at Machinists Union District Lodge 751. In addition, the union is selling Team 751 T-shirts, with all money from shirt sales going to the effort. Shirts are $20 and will be available on a first-come basis at IAM 751 local lodge meetings in September and October.

The walk is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society to help fund breast cancer research and provide mammograms for women who need them.

Team 751’s participation in the walk is part of an effort by the union’s Women’s Committee to promote breast cancer awareness during October.

“Great strides have been made to ensure that more birthdays are celebrated each year,” said IAM 751 Business Representative Grace Holland. “But the battle is not over.”

The Cancer Society recommends that women older than 40 should get annual mammograms and breast cancer exams. In addition, everyone can reduce their breast cancer risks by maintaining a healthy weight, being physically active on a regular basis and by limiting alcohol consumption.

Originally formed in 1935 to represent hourly workers at the Boeing Co., District Lodge 751 of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers now represents more than 33,000 working men and women at 52 employers across Washington and California.

Check out our award-winning IAM 751 YouTube channel.

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