AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer, formerly known as the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, concluded this weekend in New York. Ending the 13th season on a high note, participants raised $8.7 million to accelerate breast cancer research, improve access to screening, diagnosis and treatment, and educate people about breast cancer. To date, the series has raised nearly $590 million through the dedication of 222,000 participating women and men from across the country, including thousands of Avon Associates and Representatives.
“As this year’s AVON 39 series comes to a close in New York, we couldn’t be more grateful for all 3,500 39ers that united together throughout this memorable weekend with one common goal: to eliminate breast cancer,” said Sheri McCoy, CEO of Avon Products. “The grants distributed today will help us do just that. I’m honored to have the opportunity to give them to the doctors, researchers and other medical professionals who will use these funds to help change and save lives. We thank each and every one of you, as your 39 has helped make this possible!”
The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program (Avon BHOP), administered by CAI, received a $3 million grant to support 60 community-based groups across the country for community outreach, education and patient navigation into mammography screening in 2016. Since the Avon BHOP began in 2000, Avon BHOP grantees have navigated more than 2.3 million underserved women and men into mammography screening and educated over 15 million people on breast cancer awareness.
For more information about Avon BHOP, visit our website at www.avonbhop.org.