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I am IN IT TO END IT. I walk for my mom - who was diagnosed in 2009 and lost her battle in 2013. There is nothing I wouldn't do for my mom, she was my best friend and my hero. I also walk for my children, in the hope that someday in their lifetime they may see an end to this dreadful disease. In September I'll spend the weekend walking, along with thousands of other people, in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. I will walk 39.3 miles over two days. I will be a 4th time walker, knowing the aches and pains I will endure as a result do not compare to the effects of cancer.
Each year as my reasons for walking grow, so does my determination. The first year I walked, I wore one name on my back. The next year there were six names. My third year, there were nine names on my back. I hope I never have to add any more names to my back. I've committed to participating in the fight against breast cancer. It's a big commitment, one that will require me to spend the next several months training and fundraising. But breast cancer is a big disease, one that still affects far too many people, and I'm determined to do everything I can to help put an end to it. The money I raise will help provide access to care for those who need it most, fund educational programs, and accelerate research into new treatments and potential cures - which could lead to advancements in research and cures for all types of cancer.
I can't do it without your help. Though I'm required to raise at least $1,800 in donation, I plan to raise much more! I hope that I can count on your support.
You can make a donation to my fundraising campaign right here on the website by clicking on the pink "Donate Now" button. If you prefer to write a check, just contact me and I'll send you the information and form.
As I prepare for this exciting event, I plan to update this page frequently so that all my supporters can follow my progress, so please visit often. While you're here, you might want to spend some time on the site to find out more information on why this event is so important, and the organizations and people that will be helped by the money we all raise.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Love and hugs,
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About the Avon Foundation
The Avon Foundation has been improving and saving women's lives since it was founded in 1955, and we are proud to be the largest corporate philanthropy dedicated to women's causes globally. Today our mission is focused on breast cancer and domestic violence, as well as emergency and disaster relief, touching lives across the country and around the world. Through 2009, Avon global philanthropy will have raised and donated more than $725 million worldwide.
The Avon Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity. Our IRS tax-exempt number is: 13-6128447.