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2014-03-20 20:22:01

Initiative Supports Victims of Extreme Forms of Gender-Based Violence and Creates Global Criminal Justice Responses in India, Mexico, Nepal, South Africa and other countries WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women, a collaboration of Vital Voices Global Partnership, the Avon Foundation for Women and the U.S. Department of State, today presented a new initiative to address gender-based violence: the Gender-Based Violence...

2014-03-04 12:25:57

Unequal access to diagnosis and treatment results in deaths of 1,710 black women annually NEW YORK, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national study published today found a black: white disparity in breast cancer mortality in 39 of the most populous U.S. cities, with 35 of those cities experiencing a widening disparity over a 20-year period from 1990 to 2009. The 2014 Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Mortality Study is the largest study of its kind and the first to examine racial...

2013-11-25 08:27:41

Megan Fox, Lucy Hale and Chris Paul support the Avon Foundation as it helps people #SeeTheSigns of abuse through a powerful global social media campaign NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, actress Megan Fox, the face of Avon Instinct fragrances, supported the Avon Foundation for Women in its launch of #SeeTheSigns, a global social media campaign that will educate the public on recognizing the signs...

2013-09-23 12:24:44

New national survey uncovers staggering silence and inaction around domestic violence and sexual assault; Overwhelming majority of Americans have never discussed these hidden issues with children or friends and 65% of victims who come forward say no one helped NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrities, athletes, corporate leaders, and advocates have joined forces to generate awareness for domestic violence and sexual assault and encourage bystanders to help, in a dramatic new...

2013-06-25 08:29:57

Events Return to All Eight 2013 Avon Walk Cities NEW YORK, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Avon Foundation for Women announced the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer series will return in 2014 to all eight cities that hosted a 2013 Avon Walk. The Avon Walk series, which is midway through its 11(th) season, raises funds to advance access to quality breast health care for all and to fund research into the prevention and causes of breast cancer and ultimately, to find a cure. (Logo:...

2012-10-01 06:26:14

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes in the United States. For this very reason, the Avon Foundation for Women - which is commemorating the 20(th) anniversary of the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade this year - is encouraging everyone to get involved in the fight against breast cancer this October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At Avon, where every month is breast cancer action month, the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade supports...

2012-10-01 02:32:37

CROMWELL, Conn., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Every three minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in this country, creating an abundant need to do more to find a cure.+ Estroven, the safe multi-symptom menopause relief solution, is inviting women across the country to band together during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by "Sleeping Pink" - hosting pink-themed parties - to raise much-needed funds for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer series, a project of the Avon Foundation for...

2012-09-25 06:27:42

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fergie, eight-time Grammy Award winner and global ambassador for the Avon Foundation for Women, was a special guest at the tenth annual Southern California Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Santa Barbara, CA, on September 22-23. The Avon Walk Santa Barbara, the seventh of nine Avon Walks this year, raised more than $4.7 million to advance access to care and breast cancer research. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release,...

2012-04-24 12:43:45

The Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine has received a $250,000, one-year award from the Avon Foundation for Women for support of BCM's efforts to provide breast cancer care at the Harris County Hospital District's Ben Taub General Hospital. The grant was awarded in a special dedication ceremony Sunday, April 22, at the closing of the Fifth Annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Houston. Dr. Mothaffar Rimawi, medical director of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast...

2012-03-21 06:25:04

NEW YORK, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly five black women die needlessly per day from breast cancer in the United States - a total of 1,722 deaths annually - according to a study released today at the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Forum and simultaneously published in Cancer Epidemiology. The 2012 Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Mortality Study found that 21 of the 25* largest U.S. cities have a black: white disparity in breast cancer mortality, 13 of which are statistically...