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The 8th Annual Avon Foundation Awards Celebration

Stars Turn Out for The Hope Honors

Patrick Dempsey, Lauren Conrad, Jordin Sparks, Suze Orman and Others Help Celebrate Leaders of Hope, Support and Healing


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NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ --

WHO: Actor Patrick Dempsey and wife Jillian Dempsey, celebrity

makeup artist and Avon Global Creative Color Director;

Actress Lauren Conrad; singer Jordin Sparks; personal

finance expert Suze Orman; designer Cynthia Rowley; breast

cancer surgeon and best-selling author Dr. Susan Love;

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Avon Products, Inc.,

Andrea Jung; Executive Director, Avon Foundation, Carol


WHAT: Over 700 guests will attend the eighth annual Avon

Foundation Awards Celebration: The Hope Honors, recognizing

outstanding leaders who provide hope, support, help, and

healing, in the fight against breast cancer and domestic

violence. This annual event has raised over $15.6 million

since its inception in 2001.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 28th @ Cipriani 42nd Street, New York City, NY

MORE: The Avon Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, was

launched in 1955 with a single scholarship of $400 and has

grown to be a leader in breast cancer and domestic violence.

By the end of 2008, Avon philanthropy will have raised and

awarded more than $660 million in over 50 countries in support

of the mission to improve the lives of women globally. The

Avon Breast Cancer Crusade launched in 1992 and advances

access to care for all, regardless of ability to pay, and

eradicating breast cancer. Funds are awarded for breast

cancer education and awareness; screening and diagnosis;

access to treatment; support services; and medical

research. The Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative

was launched in 2004, focusing on awareness, education, direct

service programs and prevention, with a special emphasis on

children affected by domestic violence. More information:


-- Event highlights video

-- Celebrity soundbites

-- High-res photos

-- Press Release


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