October 2, 2018 – IBEW Local 103 proudly participated in the American Cancer Society’s 26th annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk” in Boston on Sunday, September 30th. The event drew approximately 30,000 men and women from throughout the region and raised more than $1.7 million to fund breast cancer research, support services, and early detection.
Team Local 103 was comprised of more than 50 members, family, and friends, who joined in the 5 mile walk, or optional 2 mile walk. This year, several traveling members from other locals also joined with Local 103. The team effort was led by the Local 103’s Health Benefit Plan Wellness Program Coordinator Kaitlyn Gambino Sherman, RN. She reported that most participants opted for the 5-mile walk, which began at the DCR Hatch Shell at 8AM and wound around the Charles River.
“Many of our members had powerful and personal stories about breast cancer, which served as motivation for their walking in the Making Strides event,” Kaitlyn said. “Participation in the walk not only provides great funding to support the fight against breast cancer, but also builds further awareness and the importance of regular check-ups and early detection.”