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Reese Witherspoon Helps Celebrate Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Washington, D.C. - Weekend-Long Event Raises $8.1 Million
Date:5/4/2008

to support a Breast Cancer Educational Symposium co-hosted

by Friends of Cancer Research and Howard University, targeting the

public and media to increase awareness and understanding of breast

cancer research. The symposium will focus on clinical research and

ongoing clinical trials in breast cancer and will help the public

and media to learn to translate scientific findings into useful

information and calls to action. Dr. Ellen Sigal, Chair, accepted

the award.

About the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

During the Avon Walk D.C., which is a noncompetitive event, women and men had a choice of walking a marathon (26.2 miles) or a marathon and a half (39.3 miles) over Saturday and Sunday. The event kicked off Saturday, May 3, with an early morning Opening Ceremony at City Center Events Plaza. Following the Ceremony, walkers began their journey, traveling through the greater Washington, D.C. areas and concluding at the Avon Walk "Wellness Village" at Norwood Park, a "tent city" complete with two-person tents, hot showers, prepared meals, entertainment, and recreational activities such as the Reebok sneaker personalization station and the Fiji water pink carpet photo program. On Sunday, May 4, walkers completed their journey together with another 13.1 miles, ending back at City Center Events Plaza where they were greeted by thousands of family and friends who shared in the celebratory and moving Closing Ceremony.

To participate in the Avon Walk Washington, D.C., each walker raised a minimum of $1,800 in donations. Funds raised are managed and disbursed by the Avon Foundation [a 501(c)(3) public charity] and 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 m
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