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Video: Seventh Annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Los Angeles Raises More Than $4.6 Million
Date:9/14/2009

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The seventh annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer season continued with the Avon Walk in Los Angeles this weekend, which raised more than $4.6 million to advance access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer. The Avon Walk Los Angeles is the seventh of nine Avon Walks this year, and the event attracted more than 2,000 participants drawn from 33 states, including almost 200 breast cancer survivors, who joined together to raise lifesaving funds and awareness for breast cancer.

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Actor and Avon Foundation for Women Special Ambassador, Patrick Dempsey was a special guest at the Closing Ceremony. Patrick raffled off the race suit he wore in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January and encouraged walkers to compete in the Dempsey Racing Champions' Circle for the opportunity to attend a 2010 race with the Dempsey Racing Team.

During the Closing Ceremony at Queen Mary Events Park, walker and seven-year breast cancer survivor Lynn May from Azusa, California was one of several speakers who provided an immediate reminder of the impact of breast cancer and the importance of taking personal action to make a difference.

"My story of survival is a success story because I had great medical care and a lot of loving support. But there are people out there who don't have a large family, who don't have dedicated network of friends and co-workers and who don't have access to medical care. And that's why we're here. Every step we took this weekend was a step
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