2017: AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer: Washington DC

Cheers 2a Cure!
Cheers 2a Cure!

Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Alumni Association

Welcome, and thank you for visiting the TEAM WRCAA AVON 39 team page! 

We all know that there's strength in numbers, so it’s with great strength that TEAM WRCAA will once again work and walk toward putting an end to the suffering caused by breast cancer. We each have our reasons for participating - - whether it’s a personal fight with breast cancer, the struggle or loss of a loved one, or a deep commitment to the cause. 

We've each made a big commitment. We’ll spend the next few months training to prepare for a walk of up to a marathon and a half. Each team member is required to raise at least $1,800 in donations. But because we're in this together, we know that, with your help, we can do it. 

This year, Team WRCAA will be walking in honor and memory of Melanie Nocera (96,98) and for Erin Croghan Sheckells (81-84 Staff 85) and Charlene Wheeless (89-92), who are currently undergoing treatment for this horrible disease.  Erin has been in the fight of her life since 2015, with stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer. Erin was one of six Redskinettes selected to perform with the first WRC variety show troupe that toured Taiwan for two weeks in 1982.  She was one of six cheerleaders to be selected to entertain the troops in the first WRC USO tour in 1984, and was the cover girl on the first combined NFL Cheerleader calendar. Erin and her husband Mark reside in Pasadena, Md., and have 3 children, Kevin, 18, Meghan 20, and Colleen, 22.  Prior to becoming a Redskinette, Erin was a Baltimore Colts cheerleader for 5 years (76-80).  Charlene was just diagnosed in April and is now recovering from surgery. She and her husband reside in Leesburg, Va., and have 2 beautiful daughters, Savannah and Jene! 

We will also be walking in Honor and Memory of Karen Junghans (72-82), Lisa Wildy (84), Treana Carter (86), and Cindi Mariano Peed (69,-70); Survivors Brenda Mosley (69-78), Kim Lemon (78-79), Carol Sue Brown (65), Anita Vick (83-85), Margaret Snider (85), Rosemary Foreman (Director 88-96), Kimberly Crippen (90), Michelle Baker (96), Donna Windsor (Jacksonville Jaquars), and other WRC and NFL cheer alum we may not be aware of that are survivors, currently undergoing treatment, or lost their battle to this horrible disease.  

Please support Team WRCAA! You can make a donation to any team member by clicking on their name, and you’ll be taken to their personal page. If you'd prefer to write a check, just contact one of us and we'll send you the form and information. 

Thanks for your support and Cheers 2a Cure!!! *\0/*


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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.

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