Breast Cancer Awareness, Avon Walk Comes to New York City


Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer will take place on Saturday and Sunday in New York City.

Thousands of men and women are expected to take part in the 10th annual Avon walk – 39.3 miles – while raising funds and awareness about breast cancer.

In 2010, the public charity raised over $9.4 million. The 3,900 participants, including 420 breast cancer survivors, were from 46 states and the UK, Mexico, Canada and Bermuda.

Participants can choose between walking a marathon, 26.2 miles or a marathon and a half, 39.3 miles, over a weekend. Walkers must raise a minimum of $1,800 for the cause.

An opening ceremony at the Hudson River Park’s Pier 84 will kick of the eighth of nine walks in the 2011 Avon walk series.

After a full day of walking on Saturday, participants will spend the night at the “Wellness Village” at Randall’s Island.

On Sunday, walkers will complete the final 13.1-mile leg.

Reese Witherspoon and Avon CEO Andrea Jung will be at the closing celebrations at Pier 84.

To register, click here or call 888-541-WALK.  

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