* keep in mind that i dont usually go around asking people for money or anything like that unless i think it’s a worthwhile cause. *
a little bit more describing what the walk is about:
About the Avon Foundation and the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
The Avon Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, was founded in 1955 to improve the lives of women and their families, and Avon philanthropic programs worldwide have raised and awarded more than $500 million. Now past the half century milestone, the Avon Foundation brings this mission to life through two key areas: breast cancer and domestic violence. The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade launched in 1992, and Avon breast cancer programs in some 50 countries support advancing access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer, with a focus on the medically underserved. Funding is awarded to beneficiaries ranging from leading cancer centers to community-based breast health programs for awareness and education; screening and diagnosis; access to treatment; support services; and scientific research. Fundraising is through a variety of “pink ribbon” products, events, races and walks. The largest is the U.S. Avon Walk for Breast Cancer series, which began in 2003. For more information on the Avon Foundation visit http://www.avonfoundation.org/.
did you know?
- Approximately 178,480 women and 2,030 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year
- 40,460 women and 450 men in the U.S. will die from the disease annually.
- There are over 2 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. who have been treated for breast cancer
- Every 3 minutes, there is a new diagnosis of invasive breast cancer
- There are more than 250,000 women under the age of 40 in the U.S living with breast cancer, and over 11,000 will be diagnosed this year
- A woman has a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime
- Every 13 minutes, a life is lost to breast cancer
- White, non-Hispanic women are more likely to develop breast cancer but African-American women are more likely to die from it.
- Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Hispanic women and is the leading cause of cancer deaths among this group.
it all starts with awareness.