Avon is the world’s No.1 corporate fundraiser for the breast cancer cause.
Launched in Australia in 1996, the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade is active across 50 Avon countries, all working together both globally and locally to raise funds for, and increase awareness of, breast cancer.
Thanks to the efforts of our supportive Customers and Representatives, we are proud to say that Australia and New Zealand have collectively raised over $12.5 million from the sale of Breast Cancer Crusade products. In 2014, we made breast cancer history with our biggest-ever single donation of $1 million to the cause, presented live on The Today Show to the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group.
Everyone has a reason for supporting breast cancer
Being part of a company that’s committed to finding a cure for breast cancer, whether as a Customer or as a Representative, means that you’ll help to make a difference to the lives of women everywhere.
Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related deaths
Around 1 in 10 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer
Every day, more than 30 women are diagnosed with breast cancer
9 out of 10 women diagnosed have no family history, which is why awareness and early detection are vital
Where do our funds go?
Avon donates funds to three different organisations in Australia and New Zealand:
When you buy or sell a Breast Cancer Crusade product, you’re making a contribution toward research and prevention. 100% of profits from the sale of all Breast Cancer Crusade products go toward breast cancer research and patient support programs in Australia and New Zealand.
Please visit the Avon Online store to see our full range of Breast Cancer Crusade products.
About Avon's 2014 Million Reasons campaign
In October 2014, Avon launched the Million Reasons campaign to help raise awareness about Avon's Breast Cancer Crusade. We challenged our Representatives to help us achieve our goal of donating our single largest ever donation to the breast cancer cause ($1 million in Australia and $250,000 in New Zealand).
The Million Reasons campaign included video and social media to encourage people to share their reasons for supporting the breast cancer cause. Our Million Reasons video features eight Avon Associates who have all had breast cancer touch their lives. They also shared their stories and what it means to work for Avon in a behind-the-scenes video. You can watch both videos below.
The Million Reasons Campaign Video
Million Reasons - Behind The Scenes Video
The Breast Cancer Crusade bauble competition
The 2012 Avon Breast Cancer Crusade bauble contest aimed to increase breast cancer awareness. Entrants were asked to submit a photo of themselves with the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade bauble, either in person at one of our pop-up sites across Australia and New Zealand, or with a virtual bauble online.
The lavish prize on offer included return flights for two to New York, five nights’ accommodation, $3,000 spending money and the opportunity to take part in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Noelene McRae from Victoria won the competition with her beautiful photo, which captured the spirit and resilience of an Avon woman fighting breast cancer and stood out among over 1,000 entries.
In October 2013, Noelene and her daughter Lisa embarked on their trip to New York City to attend the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. The two-day event took Noelene and Lisa on an extraordinary 39-mile (62.76-km) journey through NYC. Travelling with thousands of others, the pair walked around Manhattan Island, the Upper West and East Sides, Greenwich Village, SoHo and Chinatown, and took in the stunning views of Manhattan as they crossed the Brooklyn Bridge.
The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is a series of 39-mile (62.76 km) weekend fundraising events launched by the Avon Foundation in 2003. Taking place in eight cities across the United States, the Walk events help women and men living with breast cancer by raising awareness and funds for the research and treatment of this disease.
Avon is the company that fights wrinkles with one hand and breast cancer with the other. Be a part of something worthwhile.