Around the World
Since it began in 2005, the Avon Walk Around the World for Breast Cancer has mobilized more than 2 million people worldwide and raised more than $15 million for the breast cancer cause.
Avon Walk Around the World events are linked by the Global Connection Ribbon, a powerful symbol of a shared determination to turn every diagnosis into a story of survival. This global series of events demonstrates the power that a dedicated community can generate.
The need for continued awareness and funding for the breast cancer cause remains great. While advances have been made, breast cancer remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women worldwide.
Argentina Kicks Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Avon Foundation for Women in Argentina organized its 10th Annual Avon Walk Against Breast Cancer, gathering over 11,000 participants! The event was held in Buenos Aires on September 28, just in time to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The event raised awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection. Funds raised were donated to Avon’s long time charity partner, Liga Argentina de Lucha Contra El Cáncer, a leading cancer fighting organization in Argentina.
Together Avon and LALCEC have provided well over 100,000 mammograms to women across the country through Avon’s funding of a mobile mammography van providing screenings and educational information.