FAQ

Why would Avon end such a well-known event like AVON 39? And why now?

Avon’s commitment to the fight against breast cancer has been part of the company’s DNA since 1992. Over the years, Avon’s breast cancer fundraising programs have continually evolved, mobilizing people around the world to get involved and make the biggest impact possible toward the breast cancer cause.

We are pleased to announce that we are teaming up with the American Cancer Society, becoming the first ever National Presenting Sponsor for American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events.

This partnership will build off the success and learnings we’ve gained with the AVON 39 walks, and will engage passionate supporters like you who are committed to this fight against breast cancer.

During the 2017 Walk season, our commitment was to ensure the best experience possible for our AVON 39 walkers, crew, volunteers, supporters and beneficiaries.

What will happen to the beneficiaries AVON 39 supports?

100% of all net proceeds raised from the 2017 AVON 39 Walk season and any additional funds raised through other fundraising initiatives in 2017 are being granted to our worthy beneficiaries through the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade program. Avon is committed to funding its long-term beneficiaries through the 2018 calendar year so that they may continue to sustain their amazing work in the breast cancer community.

What will happen to the funds raised in 2017 events?

100% of all net proceeds raised from the 2017 AVON 39 Walk season and any additional funds raised through other fundraising initiatives in 2017 are being granted to our worthy beneficiaries through the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade program. Avon is committed to funding its long-term beneficiaries through the 2018 calendar year so that they may continue to sustain their amazing work in the breast cancer community.

Is there a chance the AVON 39 Walks will start up again in the future?

We will no longer be sponsoring the AVON 39 event in future years; 2017 was the final season, and there will be no AVON 39 events in 2018.

We are pleased to announce that we are teaming up with the American Cancer Society, becoming the first ever National Presenting Sponsor for American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events.

This partnership will build off the success and learnings we’ve gained with the AVON 39 walks, and will engage passionate supporters like you who are committed to this fight against breast cancer.

Is there something we can do to change this decision and continue the event?

We closed the final season of the AVON 39 series with the New York event on October 14-15, 2017.

We are pleased to announce that we are teaming up with the American Cancer Society, becoming the first ever National Presenting Sponsor for American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events.

This partnership will build off the success and learnings we’ve gained with the AVON 39 walks, and will engage passionate supporters like you who are committed to this fight against breast cancer.

Can another organization take over and sponsor AVON 39?

No. The AVON 39 event series’ name and event are trademarks of Avon.

What is the new program that is being planned?

We are pleased to announce that we are teaming up with the American Cancer Society, becoming the first ever National Presenting Sponsor for American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events.

This partnership will build off the success and learnings we’ve gained with the AVON 39 walks, and will engage passionate supporters like you who are committed to this fight against breast cancer.

Is the new program going to be the same as the AVON 39 Walk?

We are pleased to announce that we are teaming up with the American Cancer Society, becoming the first ever National Presenting Sponsor for American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events.

This partnership will build off the success and learnings we’ve gained with the AVON 39 walks, and will engage passionate supporters like you who are committed to this fight against breast cancer.

Does this mean that there won’t be any AVON 39 Walks in 2018?

We are pleased to announce that we are teaming up with the American Cancer Society, becoming the first ever National Presenting Sponsor for American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events.

This partnership will build off the success and learnings we’ve gained with the AVON 39 walks, and will engage passionate supporters like you who are committed to this fight against breast cancer.

How much has AVON 39 raised over the years?

Since the launch of AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer in 2003, more than 245,000 participants have raised more than $646,000,000 in the fight to end breast cancer. Funds raised at each AVON 39 event provided a direct impact in the area where the event took place, and also helped make sure that care and research programs nationwide have had adequate resources to make the most progress possible.

100% of all net proceeds raised from the 2017 AVON 39 Walk season and any additional funds raised through other fundraising initiatives in 2017 are being granted to our worthy beneficiaries through the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade program. Avon is committed to funding its long-term beneficiaries through the 2018 calendar year so that they may continue to sustain their amazing work in the breast cancer community.

Is there someone I can contact to learn more?

Yes, you can email TeamAvon@avonusa.com

What will happen to my 2018 Walk registration fee and the donations I’ve raised?

100% of your 2018 registration fee and any donations will be refunded in the manner in which the transaction took place. If by credit card, you or your donor will see a credit prior to December 31, 2017. If by check, you or your donor will be issued a check by December 31, 2017.

Can you just keep my registration fee (or donation) and have it go to the breast cancer cause?

We are legally unable to keep any registration fees or donations made toward the 2018 AVON 39 season since there are no events that will be held.

Can I make a direct donation to one of AVON 39’s beneficiaries?

Yes, we encourage you to make a donation to any one of our beneficiaries we’ve supported over the years. You can learn more about past grantees at https://avonbcc.org/impact/grants/archives/.

Will the new program be in my city?

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has events in over 200 cities across the country. Find an event near you at www.MakingStridesWalk.com/TeamAvon