Avon Kicking Off Its 15th Annual Fund-raising Walks to End Breast Cancer

Avon Kicking Off Its 15th Annual Fund-raising Walks to End Breast Cancer
The Avon cosmetics company is kicking off its 15th U.S. long-distance-walk fundraiser for breast cancer this weekend. The company, and its Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, have dubbed the event Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer. The theme of the two-day walks, whose legs total 39.3-miles, is #FierceIsForever. Walk organizers are challenging each participant to raise at least $1,800 to accelerate breast cancer research, improve access to screening, diagnosis, and treatment, and educate others about the disease. The walks will begin with an opening ceremony in each of the seven participating cities. Then the walkers will embark on the first leg of their challenge: 26.2 miles. Volunteers and supporters help them along the walk, and the participants spend the night at Basecamp 39. They take a hot shower at the camp, and have a meal complete with entertainment. At volunteer medical team is at each basecamp if a need arises. On the second day, participants complete the final 13.1 miles, then join family and friends to celebrate their achievement at a closing ceremony. At the ceremony, breast cancer organizations in the city will receive grants to continue their work. The walks will start this weekend in Houston. The rest of the schedule is Washington, May 6-7; Chicago, June 3-4; 
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