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Avon Walk for Breast Cancer In D.C. Celebrates 10th Anniversary
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From Carly Rotman:

On Saturday, February 4, members of the Washington, D.C. community will come together to mark the 10th Anniversary of the national Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Series and to jump-start the 2012 season with a birthday party!  In tandem with the other eight cities hosting a Walk in 2012, the birthday celebration will be a time to reflect on the overwhelming achievements that the citizens of Washington, D.C. have contributed to breast cancer research over the past decade.                      

The party will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Women’s Memorial on State Hwy 110 & Memorial Drive in Arlington.

The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Washington, D.C., taking place May 5-6, is a non-competitive weekend fundraising event for all fitness levels. Each walker is required to raise at least $1,800 in donations and to prepare physically for the event, which offers the option of walking a marathon (26.2 miles) or a marathon and half (39.3 miles) over a weekend. The Avon Foundation for Women has donated $62.3 million to organizations and institutions in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

With a new diagnosis of breast cancer occurring every three minutes, it is never too early to take part in the fight.  The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Washington, D.C.’s Birthday Party will bring together potential participants to take the first steps in 2012 to raise significant funds that will help save lives.  The Avon Foundation for Women has donated $62.3 million to organizations and institutions in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer series is a project of the Avon Foundation for Women, a 501 (c) (3) public charity.  Since the Walks’ launch in 2003, the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Series has raised more than $423 million through the dedication of nearly 160,000 participating women and men across the country that have walked a total of 5.3 million miles – the equivalent of 210 times around Earth. 

For more information on the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, visit www.avonwalk.org or call 888-541-WALK.  To learn more about the Avon Foundation for Women visit www.avonfoundation.org.

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