When more than 1600 men and women in Chicago come together, Magical things happen. This weekend, Avon 39ers banded together in Chicago have one goal: to take breast cancer down. From the Magnificent Mile, the Buckingham Fountain, Wrigley Field and Navy Pier – participants walk 39 miles over two days, raising $4.1 million in Chicago.
So many of us have been affected by Breast Cancer – whether it’s a friend, a co-worker, a family member or yourself.
AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer is the largest fund-raising event for the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. Since its launch by the Avon Foundation for Women 2003,more than 220,000 participants have trekked 6,868,000 miles and raised nearly $590,000,000 in the fight to end breast cancer.
Funds raised at each event provide direct impact in the area where the event takes place, and also help make sure that care and research programs nationwide have adequate resources to make the most progress possible.
AVON 39 is a force of change that can’t be stopped, and you’re part of it!
Get Involved with AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer. The 2016 season is open for registration and events will also take place in Boston (July 9-10); San Francisco (July 23-24); Santa Barbara (September 10-11); and New York(October 15-16).
For more information about AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer, visit www.avon39.org or join the #Powerof39 conversation on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube andInstagram.
Esther | The Cuteness says
The Avon walk is so powerful! I’ve never done it, but one day I want to!
Very powerful. You should totally look into doing it! XO
Melissa Chee says
Wonderful cause, I’m glad you were able to be a part of
Totally! Thank you, Melissa 🙂
Houston has an Avon walk and I’ve always wanted to participate. I’m registering for the 2017 walk as soon as I can! Thanks for the motivation to finally sign up!
That’s awesome, Jessica! Thank you.
I’ve always wanted to do this! I can’t imagine how your feet must feel after. It must be a fantastic experience.
It’s a great experience. Thank you, Mary!
Rachel @ Countdowns and Cupcakes says
You’re so right: all of us have been touched by cancer in one way or another. I have a few breast cancer survivors in my life. Kudos to you guys for taking part in that walk!
Thank you, Rachel! XOXO
Anna in Chicago says
Such a lovely article.
Thank you, Anna!