Dear Family & Friends,
The Avon Walk to End Breast Cancer is fast approaching and Yes....I'm walking all 39.3 miles again!! There are no words to describe the impact it had on me when I walked across the Finish Line last year in Santa Barbara. There was the personal victory of simply completing the walk, but there was so much more. There was the victory I felt over the shadow that breast cancer had cast on my life and that of my family. There was humility knowing that so many people had supported me, donated on my behalf and were pulling for me. There was pride in knowing that I was fierce and strong and winning my battle with cancer. There was also pain in my heart as I looked around at so many people affected by this disease. People whose struggles were greater than mine, people whose battles were being lost, or whose lives were emptier because of someone they lost. I knew as soon as I crossed the Finish Line that I would not be "one and done".
There is so much progress that has been made, but there is still so much to do. I am happy to endure some aches and pains to aid and facilitate the incredible work that is being done to find a cure. I am happy that Ashley Witzer, my niece-in-law, will once again join me on the walk, as well as my amazing kids, Nevada and Mirage. Together we will become, "Team Toni"!
I am so grateful for any donations you make on my behalf to the Avon Walk to End Breast Cancer, and I look forward to crossing that Finish Line again!
With Love and Gratitude,
About Avon Breast Cancer Crusade
The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade qualifies under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Launched in 1992, the Crusade is affiliated with the Avon Foundation for Women. The Crusade’s philanthropic commitment is to enable access to medical advances and support services for breast cancer patients, particularly those from vulnerable populations, and to invest in research on the prevention, diagnostics, and treatment of breast cancer. Funding is awarded to beneficiaries ranging from leading cancer centers to community-based breast health programs for awareness and education; screening and diagnosis; access to treatment; support services; and scientific research. For more information on the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, visit www.AVON39.org/ABCC.
The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade's IRS tax-exempt number is: 20-5806345.