Breast Cancer Walk Draws Union Members to Bay Plaza Mall in the Bronx

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2022

OCTOBER 23 -- TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano, Secretary-Treasurer Richard Davis, and Recording Secretary LaTonya Crisp joined other officers and rank and file members at a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event at the Bay Plaza Mall. President Utano, speaking from personal experience -- his mother suffered through breast cancer -- said, "We've got to get involved, we've got to stop this disease." He also said that his four grandchildren -- all girls -- would be benefited from the fight to find a cure. He urged women to get tested for early detection of cancer.

Speaking to an audience that included other Making Strides sponsors, he said that during the pandemic, transit workers "had to make sure that the people who had to go to the doctor were able to go to the doctor -- and we put our lives on the line."

Giselle Martinez, the Union's Working Women's Committee and Family  Assistance Coordinator, was also present, along with Private Lines Vice President Pete Rosconi and Executive Board Member Vanessa Jones