WHAT we do

For more than 20 years, the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade has been working tirelessly to help prevent, treat, and ultimately eradicate this disease. We award funding to beneficiaries ranging from leading cancer centers to community-based grassroots breast health programs to support critical breast cancer research and access to care.

WHO we are

The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade launched in 1992 and is led by the U.S.-based Avon Foundation for Women, a 501(C)(3) public charity. The Crusade has placed Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women at the forefront of the fight against breast cancer, and today Avon is the leading corporate supporter of the cause globally. Avon breast cancer programs in more than 50 countries have donated more than $815 million for research and advancing access to care, regardless of a person’s ability to pay.

HOW we do it

Through 2013, the Crusade has enabled more than 18 million women globally to receive free mammograms and breast cancer screenings, educated more than 145 million women about breast cancer, and funded promising research into the causes of breast cancer and ways to prevent the disease. Donations from generous people like you help make this possible.

WHY we do it

Because the statistics are staggering:

  • Every 13 minutes, a life is lost to breast cancer.
  • A woman has a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • Every 3 minutes, there is a new diagnosis of invasive breast cancer.
  • 39,520 women and 450 men in the U.S. will die from the disease annually.

See more at: http://www.avonfoundation.org/causes/breast-cancer-crusade/

Here's How My Celebration Can Help...

$50 provides home delivered meals to a breast cancer patient and her family.
$200 provides a digital mammography screening for a woman from an underserved minority population.
$500 helps the researchers funded by Avon get closer to developing preventative steps for the up to 20% of breast cancers may be caused by viruses.