It’s October and Breast Cancer Awareness month. All around you will most likely notice pink ribbons and products along with advertising asking you to think pink. As you may already know, the Avon Foundation For Women is very much involved in breast cancer awareness and prevention. Founded in 1955, the Foundation’s goal serves a dual purpose. Along with breast cancer research, care and awareness, the Foundation also addresses domestic and gender violence. To help raise awareness and to aid the victims of domestic violence, the Foundation offers information and resources such as funding, grants, programs, and events .
In addition, the actress Reese Witherspoon is also the Honorary Chairperson of the Foundation, helping to raise awareness to this widespread problem. “Nearly a billion women worldwide are affected by violence. As honorary Chair of The Avon Foundation, as a woman, and as a mother, I am proud and privileged to support this effort”.
Just recently, to honor Avon’s 125th anniversary, the company established a new $2 million Avon Global Believe Fund to support shelters and agencies around the world and to bring attention to the lack of adequate services for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. The Believe Fund was formed not only as a way to honor the heritage of the company, but also as way to empower women all around the world.
In addition, as was mentioned, the Avon Foundation is also one of the largest supporters of the breast cancer cause. “Thanks to early detection and excellent medial care, today I’m very happy to be a five-year breast cancer survivor! But not everyone has the insurance or resources to get the screening and care they need. That’s why the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade funds breast cancer research, as well as screening, early detection and treatment programs to help every diagnosis into a story of survival.” This quote comes for Eloise Caggiano who serves as the Program Director for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
As an Avon Representative, I am honored to be able to offer wonderful fundraising products that helps breast cancer patients and their families along with victims of domestic violence.
If you are interested in any of the fund raising products offered for either one of these worthy causes, please feel free to contact me or go to the online brochure at www.youravon.com/traceyfisher. For more information about the Avon Foundation for Woman please visit http://www.avonfoundation.org/