AFSCME Council 18

AFSCME Council 18 Women’s Committee Raises $1,000 for Women’s Cancer Foundation

The added benefit of a walk on a gorgeous crisp fall morning along the Bosque trail in Albuquerque's north valley was knowing that the AFSCME Council 18's Women's Committee had just raised over $1,000 for the fight against women’s cancers.

On Sunday, Nov. 6, several members of the AFSCME Council 18 Women’s Committee, along with staff and family members (including one 80 year old gentleman!) walked the two miles to raise funds. At the conclusion of the walk, two handmade quilts were raffled with all proceeds benefitting this cause.

The Albuquerque walk was scheduled to take place in conjunction with the second National Race to End Women’s Caner, run by the Foundation for Women’s Cancer based in Washington D.C.

“The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is extremely proud to receive the generous financial support of AFSCME Council 18,” said Karen Carlson, the executive director of the foundation. “This support is yet another example of the power of the Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Movement and the National Race to End Women’s Cancer. Movements matter as we work to help women LEARN the warning signs of these cancer, LISTEN to their bodies, and ACT by seeking care from a gynecologic oncologist if a gynecologic cancer is suspected or diagnosed.”

Council 18 will be remitting the proceeds to the Foundation for Women’s Cancer on Nov. 17 so all commitments for Sunday's event should be turned in to Council 18 by Nov. 15.

Congratulations to the Women’s Committee and specifically Local 3022 member Annette Mata for coordinating this wonderful effort. Council 18 looks forward to an even larger turnout next year.

And thank you to all those who walked and contributed!

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