Breast Cancer Funding

As part of the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, the Avon Foundation for Women 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.

Through 2013, the Crusade has raised and distributed more than $815 million in awards to breast cancer programs around the world, supporting cutting-edge research to find a cure for or prevent breast cancer, as well as programs that enable patients to access quality care.

Safety Net

The Avon Foundation Safety Net Funding Initiative supports regional and community hospitals to enable medically underserved women to access post-screening diagnostics and care.

Breast Health
Outreach Program

The Avon Foundation Breast Health Outreach Program (formerly the Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund) supports community-based organizations in their efforts to provide outreach, offer breast health education, and link women and men to screening services and follow-up care with local medical providers.


The Avon Foundation research programs support research efforts toward understanding the causes and prevention of breast cancer.

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Breast Cancer Grantee Spotlight: Food & Friends

For the past decade, Food & Friends has been transforming the lives of those facing breast cancer and their families through its "Pink Ribbon Delivery Program."

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Breast Cancer Grantee Spotlight: Georgetown Lombardi
Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Avon Foundation provides funds to the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center to conduct cutting-edge research and provide screenings and care for women facing breast cancer.

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Breast Cancer Grantee Spotlight: San Francisco General Hospital

The Avon Comprehensive Breast Care Center at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) Medical and Trauma Center is the entry point for most patients at the hospital who require breast evaluation.

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