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  • 1. news FA L L l 2 0 0 4 Avon Foundation Avon Foundation and Salma Hayek Board of Directors Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Kathleen Walas President As part of our commitment to “I have such respect for Avon as a leader in Brian Connolly improve the lives of women, the advancing women and in women’s health,” says Ms. Vice President Avon Foundation has launched a Hayek. “I have a personal commitment to the cause Robert Corti new program called Speak Out Against Domestic of domestic violence, and by joining forces with the Treasurer Violence to support education, awareness, Avon Foundation, we can truly make a difference Carol Kurzig Vice President prevention programs and help for victims. One and bring hope and empowerment to women Bill Susetka in three women experiences domestic violence, around the world.” Vice President and to help change this statistic, the Foundation The Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Thomas Sarakatsannis has committed $1 million over the next two years, program will include: Secretary starting with a grant of $100,000 to the Family ■ Free domestic violence resource brochure Mary Quinn Violence Prevention Fund announced in July. Assistant Secretary distributed by Avon’s nearly 500,000 US Sales Representatives and online at Partnering on Speak Out Against Domestic Avon Foundation www.avonfoundation.org Violence is Oscar-nominated actress and Breast Cancer Crusade producer/director Salma Hayek. In February, Avon ■ Grassroots awareness and education through Advisory Board named Ms. Hayek as the new global spokesperson the Avon Sales Representative network Doris Browne, MD, MPH for color and fragrance brands. A key component ■ Domestic violence education and support Browne and Associates, Inc. of her relationship with Avon is a partnership with programs based at Avon’s regional facilities Marydale DeBor, JD the Avon Foundation to develop and promote the across the US Vice President for Development New Milford (CT) Hospital new domestic violence program. ■ Public Service Announcements Executive Director New Milford Hospital Foundation ■ Global outreach in partnership with Avon Julius Few, MD facilities worldwide Assistant Professor and ■ Grants to programs for education, awareness, Plastic Surgeon, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation direct service and prevention Marilyn Gaston, MD Fundraising initiatives will include donations from Co-director, Gaston and Porter the sale of selected Avon products and special Health Improvement Center events, including a concert slated for May 2005 Salma Hayek with Andrea Jung, Avon Chairman and Carol H. Lee-French, MD CEO, and Kathleen Walas, President, Avon Foundation. and a movie screening. Professor of Diagnostic Radiology Diagnostic Radiology Yale University School of Medicine Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Fundraiser Chief, Breast Imaging Co-director, Yale Breast Center Christine Norton New Line Cinema and the Avon Foundation will present Minnesota Breast Cancer Coalition a special film screening of After the Sunset, starring Janice Teal, PhD Salma Hayek, Pierce Brosnan, Woody Harrelson and Group Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer Don Cheadle on Tuesday, November 9 at The Ziegfeld Avon Products, Inc. Theatre in New York City. Tickets for the screening Barbara K. Vonderhaar, PhD and reception are $150 with proceeds benefiting the Chair, Breast Oncology Faculty National Cancer Institute newly designated New York City Family Justice Center Kathleen Walas in Brooklyn, NY to help combat domestic violence. President Call 212-282-5676. ©MMIV New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. Avon Foundation The Avon Foundation is a 501(c)( 3 ) public charity. Tax ID 13-6128447. For more information, please visit www.avonfoundation.org or e-mail info @ avonfoundation.org or call 1-866-505-AVON. This newsletter is under written by Avon Products, Inc.
  • 2. FA L L l 2 0 0 4 New Breast Center at San Francisco General and Avon Foundation funds important ultrasound Second Breast Cancer Symposium clinical trial 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 and treatment. 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 breast cancer. 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.
  • 3. FA L L l 2 0 0 4 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, Washington, DC W spanning six great weekends from $50,000 • Food & Friends May to October in six cities across $250,000 • Howard University Hospital the US: Washington, DC, Boston, • Inova Health System Foundation Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles $500,000 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 Medical Center benefit the communities in which Boston the Avon Walks took place, 27 $500,000 • Boston Medical Center initial grants to local breast cancer $500,000 • Cambridge Health Alliance organizations and institutions were $50,000 • Silent Spring Institute awarded to support access to care and Chicago finding a cure. These extraordinary $100,000 • Chinese American Service League achievements of funds raised and • Cook County Bureau of grants awarded were made possible $300,000 Health Services through the dedication of nearly • Community Health and 13,000 walkers and crew, and the $200,000 Emergency Services thousands of volunteers and donors $100,000 • 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 Cook County includes the list at right. More details can be found at www.avonwalk.org, including final San Francisco event information for each in the “Newsroom.” • Charlotte Maxwell $300,000 Complementary Clinic $500,000 • Contra Costa Health Services $100,000 • Marin Breast Cancer Watch GREAT WEEKEND $500,000 • San Francisco General Hospital $300,000 • Women’s Cancer Resource Center Los Angeles • Los Angeles County/ One weekend of your life for a breast cancer-free tomorrow. $500,000 Harbor-UCLA Medical Center • Los Angeles County+USC REGISTER 2 0 05 W E E K E N DS $500,000 Healthcare Network $50,000 • Nevada Cancer Institute Charlotte, NC April 16-17 OR DONATE $476,000 • Oliveview/UCLA Medical Center Washington, DC April 30-May 1 TODAY New York Boston May 15-16 $600,000 • CancerCare Chicago June 4-5 $500,000 • Jacobi Medical Center Denver June 25-26 $500,000 • Metropolitan Hospital Center San Francisco July 9-10 AVONWALK.ORG $352,500 • Nassau University Medical Center LA Beaches September 17-18 1-888-387-WALK • Newark Beth Israel New York October 1-2 $452,410 Medical Center • New York Presbyterian Hospital/ A Project of the Columbia University Official sponsor: National sponsors: $1,500,000 Medical Center a 5 01 ( c ) ( 3 ) p u b l i c c h a r i t y
  • 4. FA L L l 2 0 0 4 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 nichole_hancock@emoryhealthcare.org.
  • 5. FA L L l 2 0 0 4 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 www.cancerandcareers.org or 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 www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org or The Avon Foundation has partnered with Charitable Recycling to provide an alternative to call 800-395-LOOK. 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 www.avonfoundation.org. 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): Name Address City State Zip Phone E-mail This is in memory in honor of: Name Please acknowledge this gift to: Name Address City State Zip Phone E-mail Note: To support the personal fundraising of an Avon Walk participant, please contact the individual for donation information.
  • 6. FA L L l 2 0 0 4 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