Our Impact

Thanks to supporters like you, the Avon Foundation for Women has been improving the lives of millions of women around the world for 50 years. Much of the money we've raised has come from $5 and $10 donations. But for us, the measure of success isn't monetary. Rather, it's the very personal effect each donation has on the lives of women affected by breast cancer or domestic violence.

Breast Cancer

We are committed to moving the breast cancer field forward by gaining a fuller understanding of the disease, pursuing prevention, and ultimately finding a cure. The Avon Foundation is proud to have supported tremendous progress in research and care:

Grantee Spotlights

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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Domestic Violence Grantee Spotlight: Battered Women’s Justice Project

The Battered Women’s Justice Project is one of the few domestic violence programs in the country with demonstrated experience in building responses to domestic violence crimes committed by military personnel.

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Domestic Violence Grantee Spotlight: Honor Our Voices

Honor Our Voices aims to elevate children, so that domestic violence service providers may better hear, understand, and respond to the children and families they serve.

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Survivor Spotlights

Breast Cancer Survivor Spotlight: Marcy Shiner Edidin

Marcy is a 7-time Avon Walker (and counting!), who has raised more than $230,00 for the breast cancer cause — including more than $140,000 for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

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Breast Cancer Survivor Spotlight: Ivona Hertz

Before she participated in the 2012 Avon Walk, most of Ivona's friends and family did not know she was a breast cancer survivor.

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Breast Cancer Survivor Spotlight: Jenny Saldana

Since being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, Jenny Saldana has devoted herself to helping others.

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Breast Cancer Survivor Spotlight: Denise Mack

For as long as she can remember, Denise Mack had been hypersensitive about breast health.

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