Teamsters Joint Council 25's Women's Committee is helping to run the 21st Annual Y-ME Race at Your Pace 5K Run and 3 & 1 mile Walks on Mother's Day, May 13.
Over the years, 2,500 Chicago Teamsters and their families have run or walked the race. Joint Council 25 has contributed more than $250,000 for the Y-ME charity.
Teamsters Local 727 in Chicago reports,
Y-ME provides support to more than 40,000 callers per year via the one-of-a-kind Y-Me Hotline. People touched by breast cancer – patients and their loved ones – can call to speak to a breast cancer survivor and be understood in 150 languages 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Y-ME also sponsors a wig and prosthesis program, a survivor match program and support groups across the country.Joint Council President John Coli encourages Teamsters to contribute to Y-ME:
This cause is one that is near and dear to our union. Many of our members have battled and are still battling breast cancer. We are immensely proud to support Y-Me and its outstanding programs.And don't forget -- "thugs" stands for "Those Helpful Union Guys (and Gals)..