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ILWU Walk the Coast is Back!

The pandemic twice upended our 2020 public event fundraiser. ILWU Walk the Coast is pleased to announce that we have decided to hold a virtual drive to help fund the research that is needed to save children’s lives. This important work cannot be successful without you! Please join our 2020 on-line effort on behalf of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s fight against childhood cancer.

Since 2012, the ILWU Walk the Coast Committee has linked the International Longshore and Warehouse Union with their locals, industry employers, and the community in a collaborative effort to support families and find cures. We are consistently recognized as an ALSF “Top Fundraiser” and proud to have raised over $630,000. There is more work to be done. Childhood cancer does not take a break for pandemics.  Childhood cancer viciously strikes without regard to ethnicity or economic status.


Alex’s Story

The history of ILWU Walk the Coast is not complete without the selfless inspiration of Alexandra "Alex" Scott. Alex’s life is the account of youth stolen by cancer.  Before her time was cut short at age 8, her selfless dedication to find cures for childhood cancer raised $1,000,000. Alex would have celebrated her 23rd birthday this year. Alex’s spirit lives through her Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.  Her vision funds cancer research and family support. Watch a video message from Alex’s mother Liz.

We also invite you to watch a video message from International Longshore and Warehouse President William “Willie” Adams, posted on the ILWU Walk the Coast Facebook page. That is where you too can post your video and enjoy fellow ALSF supporter’s videos.


Willie Adams, ILWU International President

ILWU International President Willie Adams addresses the membership about the ILWU's Walk The Coast online fundraiser to benefit the fight against childhood cancer by supporting Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.


Bobby Olvera Jr., ILWU International Vice President

ILWU International Vice President Bobby Olvera, Jr. addresses the membership about the ILWU's Walk The Coast online fundraiser to benefit the fight against childhood cancer by supporting Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.


Ed Ferris, ILWU International Secretary-Treasurer

ILWU International Secretary-Treasurer Ed Ferris addresses the membership about the ILWU's Walk The Coast online fundraiser to benefit the fight against childhood cancer by supporting Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.


ILWU Coast Committee

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union's Coast Longshore Division has supported the ILWU Walk the Coast annual fundraiser since 2012. This year, due to pandemic restrictions, the in-person events that have been supported by ILWU Longshore Workers, Marine Clerks, Walking Bosses and others in our industry have been shifted online for safety. The ILWU Coast Committeemen urge everyone to continue to maintain their annual support in 2020.


We Need Your Support

Act today! Rally the members of your local, make your donation and submit your video to the ILWU Walk the Coast Facebook page. We are asking every ILWU local in Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada to donate and post videos showing their support for ALSF and ILWU Walk the Coast. Please visit the ILWU Walk the Coast Facebook page. For tips on creating your video and holding a fundraiser, please view our guide.


Need More Help?

For help or questions contact Director of Contract Administration & Arbitration Robert Maynez, [email protected] or ILWU Credit Union Vice President Robert York, [email protected].


Our mission continues. Please join us. Thank you.
 
Sincerely yours,
 
ILWU Walk the Coast Committee

Amount Raised:

$62,450