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Avon Breast Cancer Crusade

Avon Breast Cancer Crusade: The Walk to End Breast Cancer

The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade strives to advance breast cancer outcomes and lessen inequalities in survival rates across the US in each community. Their strategic grant creates a universal and place-based approach in much-needed communities around the nation. There is also their devotion to promoting to medical advances and support services for breast cancer patients, particularly those from low-income neighborhoods. They have a deep commitment to financing the research on the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade centers on care and pursues to helping everyone who has been or will be affected by breast cancer, aiding those who are at a high risk for being diagnosed with the disease, but also advancing research in finding better treatments and finally finding a cure.

Since its establishment, the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade has aided over 10 million educational encounters via their outreach program, which promotes community-based organizations around the nation to give culturally competent outreach and education, uniting underserved communities to early detection programs.

The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade upholds patient navigator programs at Safety Net Hospitals to aid patients in understanding and overcoming the difficult medical maze that comes after getting a breast cancer diagnosis and the complexities in getting access to top-quality and timely breast cancer treatment. Today, Avon Access to Care Programs have bestowed over 750 grants that total over $230 million to over 200 hospitals across the nation. The aim of these programs is to assist women and men who might go through the cracks of the healthcare system gain access to superior breast cancer services and the most advanced medical treatment.

Funding goes towards the seven Avon Comprehensive Breast Care Centers of Excellence, all situated at major academic medical centers. These grants let these centers create new programs to reach and treat underserved individuals in their communities.