I am proud to say that Avon has been the leader of the pack in raising awareness. Launching the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade in 1992, it has raised and awarded more than $640 million worldwide to support the breast cancer cause and includes programs in more than 50 countries. In addition, the Avon Foundation for Women, which was founded in the US in 1955 to improve the lives of women and their families, has buoyed the Crusade by promoting The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and Avon Pink Ribbon Products. We are also proud to have celebrity Reese Witherspoon as Honorary Chairperson of the Avon Foundation for Women, who helps to spread the word and shine the spotlight on the importance of breast cancer research.
As most of us knows, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A lot of companies and organizations have their version of bringing awareness to the forefront. Just yesterday, the comic section of my Sunday paper had some of my favorite characters and the panels that they were drawn inside of was in pink.
Further, in 2008 the Avon Foundation and the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation joined together to launch a new effort to foster research to understand the causes and prevention of breast cancer called the Love/Avon Army of Women. The organization provides women the opportunity to partner with the scientists who are conducting the research that will move us beyond a cure and teach us how to end breast cancer once and for all. To find out more please go to the following links:
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer: www.avonwalk.org
Avon Foundation for Women: www.avonfoundation.org
Army of Women: www.armyofwomen.org
I am proud to be part of a company that not only helps women to become financially independent, but to also support women in regards to health, domestic violence and improving the lives of women as a whole. Thank you for allowing me to share this with you and I hope that you will join Avon in “thinking pink” and make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.