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Lurie Cancer Center and Northwestern University receive $900,000 from Eighth Annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Chicago

Dr. Seema Khan accepted the award

June 2010

The eighth annual Avon Walk Chicago raised more than $7.7 million to advance access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer. The event attracted more than 3,400 participants from 45 states, Washington, D.C., and Denmark, including 307 breast cancer survivors, who joined together to raise lifesaving funds and awareness for breast cancer. More than $2.35 million in grants were made to eight local organizations, ensuring the funds raised immediately benefit the community, including:

The Avon Foundation for Women [a 501(c)(3) public charity] raises and manages funds, which are awarded to local, regional and national breast cancer organizations to support five areas of the breast cancer cause, including awareness and education, screening and diagnosis, access to treatment, support services, and scientific research, all with a focus on the medically underserved. Donations are still being accepted for the Avon Walk Chicago, and registration is still open for women and men to take part in the remaining Avon Walks of 2010. To register, donate or for additional information, visit

(Last updated on June 21, 2013 )