The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade

Since 1992, the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade has been working tirelessly to help prevent, treat, and ultimately eradicate this disease. With more than $815 million raised and donated to breast cancer programs around the world through 2013, Avon is the leading corporate supporter of the cause globally. The Crusade's life-saving work supports awareness and education, screening and diagnosis, access to care, support services, and scientific research.

Beneficiaries range from leading cancer research centers to local, nonprofit breast health programs, creating a powerful international network of research, medical, social service, and community-based breast cancer organizations.

In addition, the Crusade has been instrumental in bringing together leaders, through programs such as the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Forum and the Collaborative Summit on Breast Cancer Research.

Avon Breast Cancer
Crusade Mission

How the Avon Foundation
Achieves These Goals:


The Foundation makes grants to outstanding nonprofit organizations working with breast cancer populations, focusing on those that conduct research, educate, improve care, and offer critical support and services.

Learn More


The Foundation convenes breast cancer care, research and direct service leaders to identify needs and new directions, share best practices and new advances, and ensure optimum outcomes and success of all funded programs.

Learn More


The Foundation promotes education and awareness about breast health with general and targeted populations and the media to ensure that advances in breast cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and research are well known, understood and accessible.

Learn More


The Foundation works with grantees, partners and leaders to launch new work and accelerate the impact of their achievements, including new research directions, key research projects, fostering and collaborative programs.

Learn More

Breast Cancer

As part of the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, the Avon Foundation provides funding to breast cancer programs operating in three areas: scientific research, safety net access-to-care programs for the medically underserved, and outreach programs focused on education and screening.

Breast Cancer

From our humble beginnings as a small pioneering campaign in the U.K., the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade has grown into a global initiative with programs operating in 58 countries and counting.

Breast Cancer

We gather Avon Foundation-funded breast cancer community health educators, patient navigators, nurses, and physicians to discuss the latest in breast cancer care and treatment.

Breast Cancer
Funders Summit

The Second Collaborative Summit on Breast Cancer Research, held in 2013, brought together experts to discuss progress, gaps, and opportunities in breast cancer research and care.

Patient Navigation

Avon Patient Navigators are located at safety net hospitals around the country and help patients, families, and caregivers navigate the medical and financial maze of the health care system.

Breast Cancer
Global Scholars Program

The Avon Foundation's Global Breast Cancer Clinical Scholars program provides intensive training in the United States for specialists in the breast cancer field from around the globe.

Avon Virus & Breast Cancer
Research Consortium

Could a virus or bacterial infection cause breast cancer? Scientists do not yet know the answer. So in 2012, the Avon Foundation launched and funded this consortium, which is examining all known viruses and bacterial infections and looking at their association with breast cancers by subtype.

Breast Health Tips
& Resource Guide

What everyone should know about breast cancer. Get early detection and breast health tips, or download our Breast Health Resource Guide below for information, support, and resources to use and share:

Breast Cancer

The Avon Foundation for Women leads and coordinates the new Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance of 26 cancer and advocacy organizations. The Alliance’s mission is to unify the efforts of its members to improve the lives of and outcomes for those living with metastatic breast cancer and their families.

How to Get


Voice your support by purchasing Breast Cancer Crusade fundraising products.

Learn More

Love/Avon Army of Women

Love/Avon Army of Women enlists healthy women of every age and ethnicity, including survivors, to directly participate in breast cancer prevention research that will ultimately eradicate the disease.

Learn More

Walk Around
the World

The Avon Walk Around the World for Breast Cancer is a worldwide series of event that mobilizes over a quarter of a million people each year in more than 50 countries. Participants raise money for scientific research and increased access to care.

Learn More

AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer

AVON 39 The Walk To End Breast Cancer is your chance to make a powerful difference. By walking up to 39 miles in two days, you'll support critical research and help ensure that all breast cancer patients can get the care they need.

Learn More