Did you know Breast Cancer is responsible for 502,000 deaths per year worldwide? Breast cancer can affect anyone, Mothers, daughters, girlfriends and yes even men! Avon’s dedication to end Breast Cancer has been an ongoing effort for almost 19 years and Avon continues to be the leading corporate supporter globally for the breast cancer cause.
The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade was launched in 1992 and has raised nearly $700 million through various Avon Crusade programs that raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer. The most popular Avon Crusade programs are:
Avon Pink Ribbon products offered by Avon Independent Sales Representatives have contributed generously to the breast cancer cause. Since 1992, Avon Pink ribbon sales have raised more than $283 million. With each Avon Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer purchase, 100% of the net profits are donated to help fight breast cancer.
Avon Pink Ribbon sales have helped make possible dramatic changes like these:
- Improved five-year survival rates after diagnosis from an average of 70% in 1992 to greater thatn 85% today; when caught early, five-year survival can exceed 95%
- Less-invasive surgical procedures
- Improved, targeted treatments for what we have learned are different types of breast cancer
And now here is your chance to make a difference, it’s October Breast Cancer Awareness Month and now is the perfect time to build awareness and support the cause. So make a purchase, for yourself, and a friend and show your support to fight breast cancer. You can order your Pink Ribbon products through the Avon Pink Ribbon Shop here.
The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is a national series of 39-mile weekend fundraising events and is hosted in 9 major US cities: New York, Charlotte, Houston, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Rocky Mountains, San Franciscs, and Santa Barbara,
Funds raised are managed and distributed by the Avon Foundation. Grants are awarded to local, regional and national breast cancer organizations to support five areas of the breast cancer cause, including: awareness and education; screening and diagnosis; access to treatment; support services; and, scientific research. Support for the medically underserved is a key priority.
Participating in an Avon Walk is an unforgettable experience.
If you’re interested in participating in an Avon Walk for Breast Cancer you can get more information at AvonWalk.org . Here is the upcoming schedule:
April 21 – 22, 2012
May 5 – 6, 2012
May 19 – 20, 2012
June 2 – 3, 2012
June 23 – 24, 2012
July 7 – 8, 2012
Sep 22 – 23, 2012
Oct 15 – 16, 2012
Oct 27 – 28, 2012
Now that October Breast Cancer Awareness Month is here it is also a perfect time to think about your own health and take the steps for early detection. October 19, 2012 is National Mammography Day if you haven’t already take some time out and go make that appointment! Early dection can make a difference! So take action today. Get a mammogram. Have a clinical exam. Talk to your doctor. Be aware of changes in your body. And encourage women you care about to do the same.
Do it for yourself. Do it for those you love. Do it Today!
Get Your Free Breast Cancer Awareness Guide from Avon
|Breast Health Resource Guide
What everyone should know about breast cancer. This guide will provide you with information, support and resources to use and share.
You’ll find information about:
Early Breast Cancer Detection, Different Types of Breast Cancer, Possible Treatment Options, and Reducing the Risk of Recurrence
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