Navigation Links
Fifth Annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer New York Raises $10.2 Million
Date:10/7/2007

Largest-Ever Avon Walk Includes Women and Men From 46 States and 7

Countries

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 3,900 participants in this weekend's fifth annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer New York raised $10.2 million to advance access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer. At today's Closing Ceremony at Hudson River Park's Pier 84, Avon Foundation Executive Director Carol Kurzig announced ten initial grants, with millions more slated to be awarded throughout the year. The initial grants are:

-- Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund (New York, NY) will receive

$6,855,000.

-- Cancer Care (New York, NY) will receive $1,235,000.

-- New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center -

Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (New York, NY) will receive

$1,000,000.

-- New York University Cancer Institute-Bellevue Hospital Center (New

York, NY) will receive $500,000.

-- God's Love We Deliver (New York, NY) will receive $250,000.

-- Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center -- NYCHHC (Bronx, NY) will

receive $250,000.

-- Metropolitan Hospital Center (New York, NY) will receive $250,000.

-- Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Foundation (Newark, NJ) will receive

$250,000.

-- Brookdale Hospital Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY) will receive $175,000.

-- Young Survival Coalition (New York, NY) will receive $100,000.

About the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

During the Avon Walk New York walkers had a choice of walking a marathon (26.2 miles) or a marathon and a half (39.3 miles) over the weekend. The event kicked off early in the morning of Saturday, October 6, with an inspiring Opening Ceremony at Hudson River Park's Pier 84, which included an immediate reminder of the impact of breast cancer through the remarks of breast cancer survivor Cara Kealy, 38, of Mount Vernon, NY. Kealy battled breast cancer for the first time at age 30, and was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer eight years later. She said this weekend's walkers provided her with strength and inspiration.

"Stage IV is no longer the death sentence it used to be. I have treatments, and I have hope," Kealy said, "This weekend serves as a message of hope to everyone who sees us."

Following the Opening Ceremony, walkers began their journey and were supported by a volunteer crew every step of the way, buoyed by cheering stations of friends, family, supporters and local residents.

Avon Walk New York participants came from states throughout the US and as far away as Turkey, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Spain and Iceland. Iceland's team, "Walk Together," included 23 members who raised over $42,000. In addition, breast cancer survivors from nearly 50 countries manned a cheering station in support of the walkers and crew.

After completing the first day of walking, encompassing either a marathon or half marathon, participants spent Saturday night in two-person tents in the Avon Walk "Wellness Village" at Mackay Park in Englewood, NJ, complete with hot showers, prepared meals and live entertainment. On Sunday, October 7, walkers completed another half marathon (13.1 miles), ending back at Hudson River Park Pier 84 where they were greeted by thousands of family and friends who shared in a celebratory and moving Closing Ceremony.

To participate in the Avon Walk New York, each walker raised a minimum of $1,800 in donations, which is managed and disbursed by the Avon Foundation [a 501(c)(3) public charity]. Funds raised by participants of the Avon Walks 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 New York and registration is open for the Avon Walk Charlotte, NC, October 20-21, and for the upcoming 2008 series. Already completed are the 2007 Avon Walks for Breast Cancer Washington, DC; Boston; Chicago; Denver; San Francisco and Los Angeles.

From 2003 through 2006, the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer series raised more than $150 million. To register, donate or for additional information, please visit http://www.avonwalk.org or call 800-510-WALK.

The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer thanks National Sponsor: Prevention Magazine; Official Sponsors: Airplus for her, Genentech BioOncology, Novartis Oncology and Reebok; and Official Water: FIJI.

Remember: early detection can help save lives. Schedule your mammogram or clinical breast exam today. For more breast cancer information and resources, visit http://www.cancer.org (keyword breast cancer) or http://www.avonfoundation.org, where you can access free printable breast cancer informational literature.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Avon Foundation
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Fifth US Patient Receives Artificial Heart
2. Fifth case of bird flu in China confirmed
3. Czech Republic struck by fifth bird flu incident
4. Diabetes Labeled As Worlds Fifth Killer Disease
5. One- Fifths of Lung Cancer Patients are Non-smoking Women: Study
6. One-fifth of Obese Women Undergo Caesarean Due to Uterus Failure
7. Boffins Identify Fifth Gene Behind Joubert Syndrome
8. Bobby Robson Diagnosed With Cancer for Fifth Time
9. One Fifth of Timor Needs Food Assistance: UN Report
10. Annual PSA screening reduces risk of prostate cancer deaths
11. Low turnover by Diabetics for free annual checkup
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... Any Lab Test Now® ... ranked #4429 on the newly released, 36th annual Inc. 5000 , the most ... at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... In 1987, ... celebrate 30 years in business this year, and they’re marking the milestone by ... to serve their patients. , It stands to reason that, given the ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... QualDerm Partners ... novo development, today announced Cumberland Skin Surgery and Dermatology has joined ... with offices in both Hermitage and Lebanon, Tennessee, provides comprehensive general dermatology and ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... ... Maury Regional Health has announced a large-scale adoption of AccuVein vein visualization ... Regional Medical Center is making vein visualization part of their standard of care. , ... importantly, helps our staff members locate a vein that will provide good access to ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... Paul Vitenas, MD, FACS , is honored ... The annual list identifies the nation’s top physicians, in a variety of specialties. This ... the top of Castle Connolly’s coveted ranking. , Castle Connolly is the nation’s trusted ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/31/2017)... , July 31, 2017 7D Surgical, developer ... Medical has purchased the 7D Surgical System to support its ... Washington D.C. and Virginia.  7D Surgical has ... for many of the premier medical facilities within those markets. ... ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... -- Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH) today reported ... The Company reported second quarter net sales of $1.954 ... period, and an increase of 2.1% on a constant ... from the LDR Holding Corporation acquisition, second quarter 2017 ... or 0.3% on a constant currency basis. ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... , July 27, 2017  Radium Medical Aesthetics, a leading medical ... to delay aging by effectively addressing several skin conditions from the ... to become rougher and more fragile. The skin becomes more transparent ... exposure to the harmful UV rays from the sun contributes to ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: