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Help A NH Union Member Fight Back Against Breast Cancer

Melissa McMahon

Melissa McMahon

Chances are that you know someone who has faced a battle with breast cancer. In fact 1-8 U.S. women will develop some type of breast cancer in their lifetime.

I know there are a million ways to make a monetary donation for breast cancer awareness. The Susan G Komen foundation is one of the largest breast cancer awareness organizations in the US.

Today I was informed that a local union member from southern New Hampshire will be walking in the Boston 3-day walk for a cure. This is a 60 mile walk to raise money for research and community support.

Melissa McMahon is a member of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS) union. PASS represents the workers who help keep the equipment used by the FAA and air traffic controllers up and running. When asked why she joined PASS she responded:

“I joined PASS because I believe in unions and what they have done for employees to better the working environment,” she said. “Without PASS, I believe the safety and integrity of the NAS (National Airspace System) would be compromised through outsourcing. I take great pride in my work and the service that my fellow coworkers and I provide to keep the flying public safe.”

Melissa has also seen the impact of breast cancer in her personal life. Her mother is a two time survivor of breast cancer. In fact breast cancer runs deep in her family. Her Aunt had it and two of four sisters have also faced breast cancer. She is working to raise money for research so her daughter will not have to face it.

Melissa on left, Mother and Sister

Melissa on left, Mother and Sister Monica

Now Melissa is asking for your help. She and her daughter are raising money for the Boston 3-day walk. In order to participate in the walk, Melissa and her daughter are on a quest to raise $4,600. They are holding several fundraisers, including a bake sale, a dinner at Applebee’s in Nashua on May 21 where 15 percent of all dinner checks will be donated to the walk, a breast cancer benefit at Slade’s Food and Spirits in Nashua on June 2, an event at the Hudson Sam’s Club on June 9, and a motorcycle run on June 23 with the Old Amsterdam Bar and Lounge in Nashua. All money raised will go directly to the walk.

Please consider making a donation to Melissa’s effort here. You can also read more about Melissa on her donation page (link above) or her work as a system specialist on the PASS Blog.

For more information contact Melissa directly.




About Matt Murray

Matt Murray is the creator and an author on the NH Labor News. He is a union member and advocate for labor and progressive politics. He also works with other unions and members to help spread our message. Follow him on Twitter @NHLabor_News
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