The Avon Foundation for Women was founded in 1955 to improve the lives of women, and brings this mission to life through its focus on two key issues: breast cancer and domestic violence.
Through 2010, Avon global philanthropy has donated more than $800 million in more than 50 countries for causes most important to women. The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade launched in 1992, creating Avon breast cancer programs in more than 50 countries, and has raised almost $700 million for research.
Funding is awarded to beneficiaries ranging from leading cancer centers to community-based grassroots breast health programs. In addition to generous support from Avon Products, Inc., funds are raised through the sale of Avon "pink ribbon" products, as well as a variety of events, races and walks. The U.S. Avon Walk for Breast Cancer series is the Foundation's largest fund-raising source.
Check out all the ways you can support the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade this month:
eBay 10th Anniversary Gala Auction
In conjunction with the Avon Foundation's 10th Anniversary Gala on October 26 in New York City, the Foundation is holding a Gala Charity Auction on eBay's Giving Works, from October 15 to 25. The auction will include one-of-a-kind items and experiences, and 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Avon Foundation for Women.
Join the Love/Avon Army of Women The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and the Avon Foundation for Women, a global leader in breast cancer research, joined forces to launch Love/Avon Army of Women. The goal is to recruit healthy women of every age and ethnicity, including breast cancer survivors and women at high-risk for the disease, to partner with breast cancer researchers and directly participate in the research that will eradicate breast cancer once and for all.
Join this movement that will take us beyond a cure by creating new opportunities to study what causes breast cancer -- and how to prevent it. Register NOW!
Breast Health Resource Guide
What everyone should know about breast cancer. Download this guide for information, support and resources to use and share.
For the month of October, Extra viewers can receive $20 off registration to walk at the remaining 2010 Avon Walks for Breast Cancer (New York/Oct 16-17 and Charlotte/Oct 23-24) or at one of the nine 2011 Avon Walks.
Please visit www.avonwalk.org for more information and enter the code "extra" during registration.