When Avon speaks we listen because we know they have something vibrant to say.
It’s easy to focus exclusively on their wonderful products that make women feel alive.
They are also involved in an important cause that will help keep women alive longer.
Let’s take a look in on some of their press. If you haven’t kept in touch with Avon for a while, it’s time to re-kindle your relationship.
Philanthropy is involved with basic innovations that transform society, not simply maintaining the status quo or filling basic social needs that were formerly the province of the public sector……..David Rockefeller
Santa Barbara, CA September 13, 2015 – AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer, formerly known as the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, kicked off its 13th annual event in Santa Barbara, California this weekend raising more than $5.3 million to accelerate breast cancer research; improve access to screening, diagnosis and treatment; and educate people about breast cancer.
AVON 39 Santa Barbara – the sixth of seven events across the country to unveil the new theme #Powerof39 – drew nearly 2,300 participants from 44 states and Washington, D.C., including 341 breast cancer survivors and 275 men.
“We were thrilled to continue the AVON 39 series in Santa Barbara this weekend,” said Olive Issacs, AVON 39 National Ambassador. “This weekend, nearly 2,300 AVON 39ers united in solidarity and raised funds with one common goal: to end breast cancer. The grants given today will help us do just that – and will help us to further our goal in providing services to those in need, educating the public, and crushing breast cancer once and for all.”
During the Closing Ceremony at Carpinteria State Beach, second-time AVON 39er, Amanda Gatto, 27, of Fontana, Calif., shared her moving story and battle with breast cancer to fellow participants, volunteers, family and friends. “Five years ago, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, following in my grandmother’s footsteps. It was sad but expected, as breast cancer ran in my family. She was optimistic, and she said her strength and her inspiration to beat this disease came from her mom. Two years later, I received my very own diagnosis at 24. My fiancée and I quickly got married and went on a honeymoon, pretending to be a ‘normal newlywed couple.’ Before beginning my chemotherapy treatments, however, my mother told me she had a reoccurrence. We lost her six months later. My grandmother passed down her strength to my mom, and my mom passed her strength and determination on to me. If I’m lucky enough, I’ll be able to pass it down to the next generation. We need to end breast cancer once and for all, and that’s why I took this journey with the AVON 39 this weekend.”
Olive Issacs, AVON 39 National Ambassador, announced eleven new grants to local breast cancer organizations, ensuring the funds raised immediately benefit the local community. Additional grants will be awarded throughout the year, adding to the more than $43 million donated by the Avon Foundation for Women to organizations and institutions in Southern California since 2003.
Representatives from each Southern California organization received grants on stage at the AVON 39 closing ceremony. They thanked participants for their commitment to ending breast cancer and for their spectacular fundraising achievements. All Avon Safety Net and Breast Cancer Outreach Program grantees commit to providing their services to everyone – no matter their insurance status, demographic background or ability to pay.
- UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center, home of an Avon Breast Cancer Center of Excellence, received a $600,000 grant to support the “Avon Cares for Life” program, which provides comprehensive patient-centered services, including patient navigation, referral coordination, psychosocial services, and genetic counseling to underserved communities in Northern Los Angeles. The Avon Center has navigated more than 1,500 breast cancer patients since 2006.
It’s important to think good, speak good, and do good. If we want to see positive change in the world, then we need to connect to goodness. I try in everything I do, both in business and philanthropy, to make a positive change and do that by doing good.……..Shari Arison
Thank you very much Avon Pressroom.
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Glamour invites us to live in a different world. It has to simultaneously be mysterious, a little bit distant – that’s why, often in these glamour shots, the person is not looking at the audience, it’s why sunglasses are glamorous – but also not so far above us that we can’t identify with the person.….Virginia Postrel
Sep 15, 2015
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With its unique Fiber Blend formula, this mascara gives lashes a major boost. The mascara instantly creates the look of fuller lashes thanks to specially curved fibers that fill in your lash line without clumping. Designed to double the look of lashes instantly, Big & False Lash Mascara gives you a dramatic look in a flash.
I don’t think I could live without hair, makeup and styling, let alone be the performer I am. I am a glamour girl through and through. I believe in the glamorous life and I live one……Lady Gaga
Featuring an exclusively designed almond shaped brush with quick glide technology, fibers effortlessly fill in and along the lash line following the natural curve of the eye.
“Big & False Lash Mascara makes a big impact with just a few swipes,” notes Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist, Lauren Andersen. “The shape of the brush allows you to get right to the root of the lashes, making the lash line looks darker and giving lashes a more dramatic look.”
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