A woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes in the United States. That’s why the Avon Foundation for Women is encouraging everyone to get involved in the fight against breast cancer this October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We’re sharing 5 ways you can get involved.
FIVE WAYS TO JOIN THE AVON FOUNDATION IN THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER
Pin It To End It: The Avon Foundation for Women has created a Pinterest board to honor and remember women and men who are facing or who have battled breast cancer. Pin photos of a loved one whom breast cancer has taken from us, who is a breast cancer survivor or who is currently fighting the disease and tag the photos with #pinittoendit. For each photo posted and tagged during Breast Cancer Awareness Month the Avon Foundation will donate $5 (and for every re-pin, we’ll donate an additional $0.50) up to $100,000 to fund both the Breast Health Outreach Program to improve access to breast health care and research investigating the role viruses may play in breast cancer. Go to www.avonfoundation.org/pinittoendit to learn more. Feel free to use any of these images in your pins.
Want some more ideas on how to get involved this month? Pink Yourself on Facebook. The Avon Foundation for Women has developed a Facebook tool to help you promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Visit www.avonfoundation.org/pinkyourself to ‘pink’ your Facebook profile photo. You can tint it pink, or add a pink ribbon, an Avon Breast Cancer Crusade logo or the U.S. Avon Walk for Breast Cancer slogan, ‘I’m In It To End It.’
Donate on eBay: Have you always hoped to hang with Fergie or Paula Abdul on the red carpet? From October 8 ‘ 18 you can bid on these exciting experiences and items at the Avon Foundation Awards Gala Charity Auction on eBay GivingWorks ‘ the Avon Foundation will receive 100% of proceeds. You can also support the Avon Foundation on eBay by donating to the Foundation at checkout or by visiting by visiting facebook.com/EBayGivingWorks and clicking on the Hope Chest campaign. For each action taken, eBay Giving Works will donate $1 to the Avon Foundation, up to $5,000.
Buy Avon Pink Products: The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade’s pink ribbon fundraising products donate 100% of net proceeds to the cause–seen here on Fergie. The latest addition is the 20th Anniversary Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Watch, in two different styles and colors, available on Avon.com.
Walk and Be ‘In It To End It’: The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Series celebrates its 10th birthday season in 2012. Join us at the two remaining Walks this year in New York (October 20-21) and Charlotte (October 27-28). Avon Products, Inc., CEO Sheri McCoy is the Honorary Captain of Team Avon and will walk with her family in New York City. Stay tuned for more information this month on ways to support Team Avon in New York and Charlotte. And it’s not too early to register for one of the eight Avon Walks for Breast Cancer taking place in 2013. To register, donate or learn more: avonwalk.org or 1-888-541-WALK.
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