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

My new quilt from Project Repat made from all my Avon Walk t-shirts!!!!!!!!
My new quilt from Project Repat made from all my Avon Walk t-shirts!!!!!!!!

Walking For Many

Welcome, and thank you for visiting our AVON 39 team page! 

 Walking for Many we have lost

Unfortunately, we have all lost family and friends near and dear to us to cancer.  Joan, Ann and I lost Carol in 2002 to breast cancer. Since then we have had a mission to help eradicate this horrible disease and have chosen the Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer as the vehicle. Joan and Ann have walked in many Avon Walks in the past fourteen years, including the 3 day, sixty mile walk in Dallas in 2002. I will be 75 in March, 2017. Considering there may not be too many more opportunities to walk together, Sue and I, Ann and Travis, and Joan and Kate have registered for the Washington, DC walk May 6th And 7th, 2017.  We are team “Walking for Many” in memory of all loved ones lost to cancer. 

In order to participate in the Avon 39, our team has committed to raising $10,000. Donations are tax deductible for Americans and go to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade where it is used to pay for cancer research as well as for diagnosis and treatment for those unable to pay.  We pay for the cost of getting to Washington DC., all meals and lodging there, our team tee shirts as well as two pairs of good walking shoes.

To reach our goal, we need your help. Donating is easy and no donation is too big or too small. Please follow this link to the Walking for Many website and click on the Donate Now button. All major credit cards are accepted.  Donations in a currency other than US dollars will be converted to US dollars.  If you have a problem donating, please email at jerry.peterson@yahoo.com

We are planning custom imprinted memorial tee shirts to wear during our Avon walk. For all those making donations, and wish to add the name of a family member or friend lost to any form of cancer, email the name to jerry.peterson@yahoo.com and we will get their names on the shirt for any names received before we place the order. For all those donating at least $200, we will happily print and send a shirt.  When you make your donation send an email to jerry.peterson@yahoo.com  with your shirt size (S, M, L, XL, XXL) and the address to which you wish the shirt delivered.

Please help if you can.

If you would like to come to DC in May to cheer us on, we will send you details of where we are staying and the dates we will be there. Avon provides cheering stations and you are welcome at the opening and closing ceremonies.  Additionally, if you wish to walk with us, we would love to have you. Contact one of us for more details or email jerry. peterson@yahoo.com. One of us will contact you.

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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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