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.

2013 Impact:
Breast Cancer
2013 Impact:
Domestic Violence


Breast Cancer
Impact

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

Domestic Violence Grantee Spotlight: 2015: NYC Healthy Relationship Training Academy

In NYC, more than 1 in 10 teens in dating relationships report experiencing physical violence at the hands of their partner. With funding and in partnership with the Avon Foundation for Women, the NYC Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence works to prevent violence and promote healthy teen relationships through the NYC Healthy Relationship Training Academy.

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Domestic Violence Grantee Spotlight: 2015: Korean American Family Service Center

The AVON Foundation for Women has supported and funded the Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) of New York to give disadvantaged women a second chance for a new start. The Self-Sufficiency Program at KAFSC is a program that aims to encourage and help initiate the drive to improve job readiness, increase socialization, and improve self-esteem for women, principally women who are victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, other abuses, and for those who come from low-income families.

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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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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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