Hundreds Will Join the 14TH Annual Event to Raise Funds to Crush Breast Cancer
AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer, formerly known as the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, kicks off its 100th walk in Houston April 23-24. The event series, in its 14th season, kick-starts with a refreshed look, but the same steadfast commitment to eradicate breast cancer. United by the new theme #Powerof39, the event series emphasizes action, inspiration, and a fierce resolve to challenge the status quo by walking 39.3 miles in two days.
AVON 39 Houston – the first of seven walks across the country – celebrates the strength and philanthropic commitment of participants who raise $1,800 to accelerate breast cancer research; improve access to screening, diagnosis and treatment; and educate people about breast cancer. Since its launch in 2003, more than 207,000 participants, have trekked 6,868,000 miles and raised $550,000,000. Funds raised are distributed to local, regional and national breast cancer organizations.
Last year’s AVON 39 Houston drew more than 1,000 participants, including 126 breast cancer survivors, who raised more than $2 million to advance access to breast health care. The Avon Foundation for Women has awarded more than $17.5 million to organizations in Texas, including the YWCA, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Center, Baylor College of Medicine, and University of Texas Medical Branch.
About the AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer Houston
AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer Houston will begin on Saturday, April 23 at 6:30 a.m. with an inspirational opening ceremony at Stude Park. AVON 39 participants will then begin their challenge of 26.2 miles through the Houston area, assisted by an all-volunteer crew and cheered on by supporters. Participants will spend Saturday night at Basecamp 39 at Rice University, featuring pink two-person tents, hot showers and meals, entertainment and volunteer medical services, as well as leisure activities.
On Sunday, April 24, after completing the final 13.1 miles, participants will join family and friends to celebrate their achievement at a closing ceremony back at Stude Park at 2:30 p.m. During the ceremony, the Avon Foundation will award new grants to Texas breast cancer organizations to ensure the funds raised will benefit the community immediately.
Schedule for the AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer Houston
- Check In Friday 4/22: Hilton Americas Houston – 1600 Lamar, Houston, TX, 77010
- 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
- Day 1 starting location 4/23: Opening Ceremony: Stude Park – 1031 Stude Street, Houston, TX, 77007
- 6:30 AM
- Day 1 ending location 4/23: Basecamp: Rice University – 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX, 77005
- Walkers cross the finish line 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
- Primetime 39 is at 6:00 PM
- Day 2 ending location 4/24: Finish Festival/Closing Ceremony: Stude Park, 1031 Stude Street, Houston, TX, 77007
- Walkers cross the finish line 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Closing Ceremony is at 2:00 PM
For more information about AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer, visit www.avon39.org or join the #Powerof39 conversation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.