Thousands of New York State United Teachers members participated in this year's American Cancer Society fund-raiser on October 19th. Despite poor weather the turn-out was even greater than in previous years. A total of nearly $50,000 was raised by Suffolk locals.

At the top of the Suffolk County locals, PMCT raised over $6400.

Pictured are some of the PMCT members who braved the cold to walk at Jones Beach. You can see their noses are quite red, but their hearts are all filled with pride for the great cause the have so whole-heartedly supported.