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Avon Breast Cancer Walk
Avon Breast Cancer Walk is a fund raising campaign to help fight against breast cancer. Participants have to raise at least $1800 for helping the cause and participate in a two days walk. The event is being held since 2003 in eight cities in the United States. In 2005, it has accomplished to gather together thousands of walkers who raised millions of dollars in donations.
Participants to Avon Breast Cancer Walk report to have achieved an incredible feeling of accomplishment knowing that they have been taking and active role in fighting breast cancer and helping millions of women worldwide.
How Far Do You Have To Walk?
The Avon Breast Cancer Walk is spread out over two days, Saturday and Sunday. You get to choose how far to go. A marathon has 26.2 miles and most walkers want to walk at least this distance, which they can spread out over Saturday and Sunday. Others choose to walk a full marathon on Saturday and another half on Sunday. In total, they walk over 39 miles. However, you can make up your mind right there.
How Much Money Do You Have To Raise?
Each person who participates in the Avon Breast Cancer Walk commits to raising at least $1800 in donations. Although it sounds like a lot, it is actually much easier than you might think. The Avon Breast Cancer Walk crew will be there all along to help you with fund raising. Most people will actually admire you for taking an active role in fighting cancer and will make significant donations.
Who Will Help You?
Each person who registers is assigned a professional staff member who will help with learning about fund raising and physical training. He will answer all questions on fund raising and help volunteers design both a fund raising and a physical training plan. In addition, each participant receives a handbook with fund raising and training information. You will also receive a personal web page which can be effectively used for fund raising.
What Is It Like?
The Avon Breast Cancer Walk begins early in the morning with a ceremony to give inspiration to walkers. Throughout the journey, participants are provided with several kinds of support, such as resting stops, portable toilets, water, sports drinks, snacks and basic medical assistance. Lunch is served on the route as well. Participants spent the night at camp, where they are provided with hot showers, food, massages, entertainment and two-person tents. The event ends on Sunday evening with another ceremony to celebrate what the walkers have accomplished.
Where Does The Money Go?
The money that are raised throughout the campaign go to the Avon Foundation and are used for research and treatment for breast cancer. The primary goal is to help medically unfavored population, such as the poor, the minorities, the elderly and the people who don't have a health insurance to get a treatment for breast cancer. About 43 million people living in the United States do not have a health insurance and half of them are women. Asian-Americans and African Americans are twice more likely than whites not to have an insurance, whereas Hispanics are three times more likely.
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