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The focus is on reaching the medically underserved population, including minorities, the poor, elderly, under-and uninsured, with a mission to fund access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer.
The Avon Walk Chicago is one of nine events in a series of weekend fundraising walks taking place from May to
October to help raise awareness and funds for access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer.
All women are at risk for breast cancer. This year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) reports that over
211,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer and over 40,000 deaths will be attributed tothe disease. Breast cancer also occurs in men, and this year over 460 men in the U.S. will die from breast
cancer. Because there is no known cure for breast cancer, awareness, education and early detection are
our best defenses against the disease. According to the ACS, there is a 97% survival rate when breast
cancer is caught early, before it spreads to other parts of the body.
Participants walking in the event, are required to raise a minimum of $1,800 to participate. Funds donated to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer are managed and disbursed by the Avon Foundation, an accredited 501(c)(3) public charity with funds awarded for breast cancer awareness and education; screening and diagnosis; treatment; support services; and scientific research. Beneficiaries range from leading cancer centers to community-based non-profit breast health programs in the vicinities of each Avon Walk event and nationwide.
The focus is on reaching the medically underserved population, including minorities, the poor, elderly, under-and uninsured, with a mission to fund access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer. To date, the
Avon Crusade has returned more than $740,000,000 net to breast cancer research and care organizations
worldwide. The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is a 501 (c) (3) public charity.
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