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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
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