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Avon Foundation

AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer, a project of the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, takes place in seven U.S. cities and covers 39.3 miles in two days. Since its launch in 2003, the AVON 39 series has raised nearly $620 million thanks to more than 235,000 participating women and men from across the country, Funds raised are awarded to local, regional and national breast cancer organizations to accelerate breast cancer research; improve access to screening, diagnosis, and treatment; and educate people about breast cancer.

The Lurie Cancer Center, home of an Avon Comprehensive Breast Care Center of Excellence, was awarded a new grant from AVON 39 Chicago to support three research projects to improve understanding of how breast cancer develops, large-scale breast health education efforts, and one-on-one patient navigation at the Erie Family Health Center and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Avon grants support research at seven Avon Centers of Excellence at major academic medical centers in the U.S., with an emphasis on underserved and minority populations.

Learn more about the Avon Foundation