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New Breast Center at San Francisco General and Avon Foundation funds
Second Breast Cancer Symposium
The new Avon Foundation Comprehensive Breast Center
With a gift of over $4 million
opened earlier this year at San Francisco General Hospital
from the Avon Foundation and
Medical Center (SFGHMC), located at Main Campus Drive and
additional funding from the NCI,
22nd Street. The state-of-the-art facility focuses on treating
the American College of Radiology
the underserved population and will target delivery of breast
Imaging Network (ACRIN) has
cancer screening to 10,000 women a year, double the current
initiated a multi-center clinical trial
capacity. Until now, SFGHMC had only two mammogram
to evaluate the role of ultrasound
machines, and women faced long waiting periods. Images
as a supplemental screening
taken at the Center will be read on-site by University of
tool in women with dense breast
California San Francisco radiologists based at SFGHMC.
tissue who are at high risk for
breast cancer. Screening Breast
As part of the Avon Foundation mission to reverse historic
Ultrasound for High-Risk Women
disparities in health care, the new Center will also offer
(also known as ACRIN 6666)
SFGHMC programs that provide culturally-sensitive support to
aims to enroll 2,800 women, who
patients and their families, including Chinese, Latina, African-
will each receive both annual
American and Filipina populations. The hospital plans to
mammography and radiologist-
Grand-opening ceremony: implement its innovative waiting-room program at the Center,
Gene Marie O’Connell,
performed whole breast ultrasound.
offering interactive health education in English, Spanish
Chief Executive Administrator, SFGMC;
The hope is that by employing
and Cantonese, and will launch a new program of genetic
Hon., Sophie Maxwell,
Supervisor, District 10, San Francisco
both screening modalities breast
counseling and testing for hereditary breast cancer.
Board of Supervisors;
cancer detection will be improved
Ellen Klutznick, PsyD
Immediately following the dedication ceremony for the new
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
in this high-risk group, for whom
Leadership Board Center, the Second Annual Avon Foundation Symposium
mammography alone has been
took place, bringing together researchers, public health
known to miss suspicious masses.
professionals, policy makers and advocates on the critical
This study is actively recruiting
topic of “Delivering the Continuum of Health Care to the
women. For more information, or
Underserved.” Nationally recognized experts covered the topics
for information on participating,
of outreach and education, early detection and treatment.
please visit http://www.acrin.org,
In the past four years the Avon Foundation has awarded Protocol 6666.
SFGHMC/UCSF $12.2 million for breast cancer research
Avon Foundation awards more than $5.5 million
in third round of Avon-NCI “Progress for Patients” Program
The Avon Foundation awarded $5.5 million in July for eleven new research projects, representing fourteen institutions,
in the third round of funding from a historic multi-year $20 million partnership with the National Cancer Institute called
“Progress for Patients Award Program” (PFP). The PFP is a unique public-private partnership with the objective to
rapidly translate laboratory discoveries into clinical interventions to beneﬁt women at risk and in need of treatment for
Funded investigators conduct Phase I and II breast cancer clinical trials, including drug development, prevention,
screening, immunotherapeutic and other early phase interventions for which it is often difﬁcult to secure funding. Since
the ﬁrst awards in 2002, 30 such trials have been funded, many involving unique collaborations of multiple institutions
that is strongly encouraged among Avon Foundation beneﬁciaries.
New funding recipients include the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Pennsylvania, and others.
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Avon Walk for Breast Cancer 2004 Avon Walk for
Breast Cancer 2004
Beneficiaries to Date:
All of the 2004 Avon Walks for Breast
Cancer have now been completed,
spanning six great weekends from
• Food & Friends
May to October in six cities across
• Howard University Hospital
the US: Washington, DC, Boston,
• Inova Health System Foundation
Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles
at Inova Fairfax Hospital
and New York. More than $35 million
• Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer
has been raised to date!
Center at Georgetown University
To ensure the funds immediately $500,000
beneﬁt the communities in which
the Avon Walks took place, 27
• Boston Medical Center
initial grants to local breast cancer
• Cambridge Health Alliance
organizations and institutions were
• Silent Spring Institute
awarded to support access to care and
ﬁnding a cure. These extraordinary
• Chinese American Service League
achievements of funds raised and
• Cook County Bureau of
grants awarded were made possible
through the dedication of nearly
• Community Health and
13,000 walkers and crew, and the
thousands of volunteers and donors
• Jewish Hospital (Health Alliance)
who supported them.
• John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of
The initially funded beneﬁciaries from the 2004 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer series $500,000
includes the list at right. More details can be found at www.avonwalk.org, including ﬁnal
event information for each in the “Newsroom.”
• Charlotte Maxwell
• Contra Costa Health Services
• Marin Breast Cancer Watch
• San Francisco General Hospital
• Women’s Cancer Resource Center
• Los Angeles County/
One weekend of your life for a breast cancer-free tomorrow.
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
• Los Angeles County+USC
REGISTER 2 0 05 W E E K E N DS $500,000
• Nevada Cancer Institute
Charlotte, NC April 16-17
• Oliveview/UCLA Medical Center
Washington, DC April 30-May 1
Boston May 15-16
Chicago June 4-5
• Jacobi Medical Center
Denver June 25-26
• Metropolitan Hospital Center
San Francisco July 9-10
• Nassau University Medical Center
LA Beaches September 17-18
1-888-387-WALK • Newark Beth Israel
New York October 1-2
• New York Presbyterian Hospital/
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New Pink Ribbon Fundraising Products
The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Ornament is a meaningful keepsake – a heart-shaped,
golden blown glass ornament with the pink ribbon in rhinestones, hung from a sheer pink ribbon.
Available October through the holidays for only $7.50 (82% donated to the cause).
From Avon mark, the unique Kiss Kit contains a tin
of sugar-free, heart-shaped cinnamon mints and
rosebud-scented Kiss Therapy Super Soothing
Lip Balm. Available beginning in October for just
$6.00 (72% donated to the cause).
JOIN OUR CELEBRITY TEAM TO HELP FIGHT BREAST CANCER
Avon Crusade Celebrity Nailwear collection is available beginning in October for just $3.00 each (80% donated to the cause)
EACH STAR HAS CHOSEN HER FAVO R I T E SHADE!
CYBILL TR ACEE ALI LEAH SHARON SALMA
SHEPHERD ROSS L A N D RY REMINI STONE H AY E K
Star of TV and ﬁlm, Actress, former TV show host TV star. Miss USA ’96. Lead role in TV series International ﬁlm star. Golden International ﬁlm star.
King of Queens. Radio show Globe® winner. Oscar®
Golden Globe ® winner. & star. Daughter of Diana Co-host, Miss USA Oscar® nominee. The New
Cybill’s shade: Ross. Tracee’s shade: pageant ’02. Ali’s shade: personality. Leah’s shade: nominee. Sharon’s shade: face of Avon. Salma’s shade:
Cybill’s Strength Tracee’s Passion Ali’s Faith Leah’s Courage Sharon’s Heart Salma’s Hope
All Avon Pink Ribbon Products are available from Avon or mark Sales Representatives, www.avon.com and www.meetmark.com. All come with
an informational Breast Health Resource Guide, which can also be printed free at www.avonfoundation.org.
Surviving Through Song
September marked the ﬁrst anniversary of the Atlanta Breast Cancer
Survivors Mass Choir, consisting of 90 multi-racial survivors aged
27 to 86. The unique choir is a joint project of Bosom Buddies
of Georgia, Inc. and the Avon Foundation Comprehensive Breast
Center of Grady Health System’s Community Education & Outreach
Initiative. The project goal is to use music to facilitate interaction,
awareness, education, communication and personal development
among breast cancer survivors and the general public. Numerous
performances are scheduled through December.
For more information phone (404) 778-1346, fax (404) 778 -1315
or e-mail email@example.com.
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Avon Foundation Support from Other Organizations Special Services Funded
by Avon Foundation
“Survivors” Cruise for the Avon Foundation
Those trying to balance a
Jenna M and Ethan, winners of TV’s “Survivor” reality
career and cancer treatment
show, have joined with GetGone Cruises to raise money
face special obstacles. Contact
for the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade. The
seven-day “Sail to Survive” cruise departs from Miami,
212-685-5955 for unique and
Florida, on April 24. Sisters Joan Larsen and Ann Kingrey, owners of GetGone Cruises, will
vital advice and information.
donate a portion of each cabin fare to the Avon Foundation in memory of their mother, whom
they lost to breast cancer. For more information, visit www.sailtosurvive.com.
And for those dealing with the
GetGone Cruises also offers scrapbooking cruises that beneﬁt the Avon Foundation. appearance-related effects of
To check out upcoming events, call 1-866-IGETGONE or visit www.getgonecruises.com. cancer treatment, the program
Look Good, Feel Better offers
Cell Phones to Save Lives complimentary programs. Visit
The Avon Foundation has partnered with Charitable Recycling to provide an alternative to
the disposal of cell phones in landﬁlls while helping others. Donate your old cell phone and
it will be distributed through emergency services to battered adults and children, senior
For other Avon Foundation
citizens and medical patients awaiting organ transplants. For each cell phone collected,
funded programs visit
the Avon Foundation will receive $1.00 for its mission to eradicate breast cancer and
support women’s empowerment programs. For information visit charitablerecycling.com,
and indicate the Avon Foundation as the beneﬁciary of your cell phone donation.
Please clip and return
Help Support the Programs of the Avon Foundation
Enclosed is my tax-deductible (Tax ID# 13-6128447) gift of: $250 $100 $50 $25 $
Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Speak Out Against Domestic Violence
My company will match this gift. Enclosed is my completed matching gift form.
1345 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10105
Please make checks payable and mail to:
Please charge my VISA MasterCard Discover American Express
Credit Card Number Exp. Date Signature
Donor information (please print or type):
City State Zip
This is in memory in honor of: Name
Please acknowledge this gift to: Name
City State Zip
Note: To support the personal fundraising of an Avon Walk participant, please contact the individual for donation information.
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Yellow Ribbon Fund Continues to Assist Military Families in Need
A new Fisher House at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington,
D.C. was recently opened thanks to an Avon Foundation gift of $500,000 from
the Avon Yellow Ribbon Fund. The newest Fisher House is one of 32 nationwide
that provide a home-away-from-home for families of military personnel receiving
care at military and veterans’ medical centers.
Attending the dedication were military and government dignitaries along with
Kathleen Walas, President, Avon Foundation, Angie Rossi, Group Vice President,
Avon U.S. Sales and Customer Care, and several Avon Sales Representatives.
Another new Fisher House, to be built in San Diego, will be supported with an additional grant of $500,000 from the Avon Foundation.
Families of military personnel lost in the line of duty will also be assisted by a new Web site, funded with $350,000 from the Avon Foundation. In
2003, $1 million was awarded from the Yellow Ribbon Fund to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund to directly assist the families of military personnel
killed in conﬂict. These four gifts were drawn from the nearly $3 million raised through sales of the Avon Yellow Ribbon Pin, which is still available
through Avon Sales Representatives or at www.avon.com.
The Apple of Avon’s Eye
Avon and the Avon Foundation joined the ﬁrst New York City Big Apple Fest to
celebrate NYC through unique outdoor art. The Big Apple Fest includes 300
decorated ﬁ ve foot apples stationed throughout NYC during August-October.
The Avon Pink Ribbon Apple is raspberry pink, emblazoned with the breast cancer
ribbon and words of encouragement, and will reach thousands of people with its
message of awareness and hope. The artist, Korean-born Posoon Park-Sung, is a
two-time breast cancer survivor currently undergoing treatment. Through October
the Avon Pink Ribbon Apple will be on the southwest corner of 50th Street and
Avenue of the Americas, and will later be permanently installed in the garden of
the new Avon Research and Development Laboratories in Suffern, N.Y.
1345 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10105-0196