Fergie, six-time Grammy Award winner and Avon spokesperson, was a special guest at the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Santa Barbara this past weekend. The walk raised more than $6.4 million to advance access to care and breast cancer research, and attracted more than 2,800 participants from 45 states and Canada, including 322 breast cancer survivors.
Moving the Los Angeles-area Walk to Santa Barbara from Long Beach proved to be very successful, with a 40% increase in both donations and participation. The very first long-distance walk to benefit the Avon Foundation for Women began in Santa Barbara in 1998.
Donations are still being accepted for the Avon Walk Santa Barbara and registration is open for women and men to take part in the remaining Avon Walks of 2010: New York, NY (October 16-17); and Charlotte, NC (October 23-24). For more information about the series, to register, volunteer or donate, visit http://www.avonwalk.org/ or call 1-888-488-WALK.
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