AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer San Francisco
San Francisco's AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer is a large scale, outdoor event that takes Walkers on a 39.3-mile journey. AVON 39 is the latest in a series of fundraising programs benefiting the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade. The Avon Foundation was founded in 1955 with a mission to improve the lives of women by supporting programs that offer economic opportunity and provide care and research for breast cancer in theU.S.and around the world. In support of women's health, the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade began in theU.K.in 1992, and has expanded to 50 countries. Funds are raised through a wide variety of special events, product sales, walks, runs, concerts and othermarketing initiatives worldwide. The focus is on reaching the medically underserved population, including minorities, the poor, elderly, under- and uninsured, with a mission to fund access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer. Since 1992 the Avon Crusade has returned more than $580 million net to breast cancer care and research organizations worldwide.