13-Jan-14 8:00 AM  CST

Breast Cancer Awareness Events Continue into New Year

 The Avon Foundation for Women reports that a woman has a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime and every three minutes there is a new diagnosis of invasive breast cancer.  Even though breast cancer awareness month has passed and we are into a new year, Breast Cancer Awareness events continue.  The Avon Foundation for Women has announced eight cities the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer will take place in:     


Houston, TX                           April 12th-13th, 2014.

Washington DC                      May 3rd-4th, 2014.

Boston, MA                            May 17th-18th, 2014.

Chicago, IL                             May 31st-June 1st, 2014.

San Francisco, CA                  July 12th-13th, 2014.

Santa Barbara, CA                  September 6th-7th, 2014.

New York, NY                       October 18th-19th, 2014.

Charlotte, NC                         October 25th-26h, 2014.


            “We are thrilled to be returning to our eight Avon Walk cities once again in 2014.  The dedication of our thousands of walkers and crew from across the country have helped the Avon Foundation raise nearly $48 million to accelerate critical, life-saving breast cancer research and to improve access to breast health screening and care for those in need,” said Avon Foundation for Women President Carol Kurzig.    

            Donations can be made to walk/run participants, a specific team, or to a city specific walk.  To register for a walk, and to find out more about the upcoming Avon walks, please visit the Avon Foundation for Women web site at  www.avonwalk.org.    




1.  Avon Foundation for Women Web Site.  www.avonwalk.org


2.  PR Newswire.  “Avon Foundation for Women Announces 2014 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Schedule.”  Reuters.  Web.  Date of Access:  12 Jan 2014.   

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