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Why I walk….

September 1, 2012

People ask me why I walk, raise money, and am so involved with the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. To understand, watch the short video of photos I took at the Boston Closing Ceremony. You’ll see the youth crew members in their bright yellow sweatshirts. The tears they shed are for family members who have died from breast cancer. One of them commented that she wishes she could have a hug from her mother. Need I say more as to why I do this?

Money from the Avon Walk supports many organizations that help women coping with cancer right now. Including support for more than 95 “safety net” hospitals that treat the medically underserved, offering unique and vital Patient Navigator programs and state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. The Avon Foundation has helped more than 1,000,000 women in the U.S. receive a mammogram. More than two-thirds of these women were uninsured, and more than half were from minority populations.

Your donation helps provide services to women who may otherwise not receive them because of either inadequate or no health insurance coverage. Any amount is very much appreciated ! Learn more about the good work performed by the Avon Foundation and the Avon Walk –> http://avonwalk.org

My goal is to raise $5,000. Please consider making an online donation to help me fight cancer–> http://www.avonwalk.org/goto/kr2013. Thank you, Karen

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