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 $780 million raised and donated to breast cancer programs around the world through 2012, 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.
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.
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.