Monday, April 23, 2012

This is what we union thugs do in Grant Park

We raise money to support families battling breast cancer.

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)..