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

to help someone in need. Because help is desperately needed, right here in our neighborhoods," said May.

Patrick Dempsey joined the closing ceremony on stage to congratulate the walkers as well as the local breast cancer organizations who received a total of $2.6 million in grants, which were awarded on Sunday to ensure that funds raised immediately benefit the community. More grants are slated to be awarded throughout the year to breast cancer programs nationwide. In saluting the Doctors and Scientists, Patrick commented that, "I am so proud to support the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer here in my hometown of Los Angeles." He continued, "It's really extraordinary that thousands of walkers come together and put so much physical and mental effort into a single cause."

The new Los Angeles-area grants include:

  • Project Angel Food (Los Angeles) received $100,000 to support a home-delivered meals and nutrition services program for breast cancer clients and their families in greater Los Angeles County, from Lancaster to Long Beach. Accepting the award was CEO, Margaret Steele.
  • Northridge Hospital Foundation (Northridge) received $100,000 to support a patient navigator program to help underserved breast cancer patients secure the complete range of services and care they need at the Northridge Hospital System. Accepting the award was Cancer Service Line Director, Nana Deeb.
  • Council of Community Clinics (San Diego) received $150,000 to support the breast cancer care coordinator network, which provides care coordination, screening mammograms and diagnostic services, referral to follow up, and breast health education and outreach to low-income women throughout San Diego. Accepting the award was Project Coordinator Lauren Abrams.
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles) received $300,000 to support a st
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