Lurie Cancer Center and Northwestern University receive $900,000 from Eighth Annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Chicago
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 Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University, Avon Walk medical sponsor, and the home of the Avon Foundation Breast Care Center of Excellence and the Avon Breast Cancer Research Laboratories, received $750,000. The new grant will support access to breast care for low income women at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Erie Family Health Center. It will also support research on the effect that naturally occurring pregnancy-related changes have on the development of breast cancer.
- Northwestern University received $150,000 to support research to determine if two biomarkers accurately predict which women are at high risk to develop breast cancer.
(Last updated on June 21, 2013 )