Team 751 to make strides against cancer in Everett

UPDATE: With the remnants of Typhoon Songda expected to hit the Northwest on Saturday, Oct. 15, the organizers of Making Strides of Snohomish County have moved the walk to inside Xfinity Arena in Everett.  For details, read on:

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

breastcancerwalkThis year, the union group will be part of Making Strides of Snohomish County, which will start at 9 a.m. Oct. 15 at the Port of Everett jetty landing, at 600 10th St. in Everett  Xfinity Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave. in Everett.

Individuals can donate to Team 751 by placing donations with any member of the Women’s Committee at Machinists Union District Lodge 751 or by going online to Team 751’s donation site. In addition, the union is selling Team 751 T-shirts, with all money from shirt sales going to the effort. The long-sleeve shirts are $20, come in two designs and will be available on a first-come basis at IAM 751 local lodge meetings in 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 Secretary/Treasurer Susan Palmer. “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 by hourly workers at the Boeing Co., District Lodge 751 of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers now represents nearly 32,000 working men and women at 53 employers across Washington and California.

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