SOURCE: Avon Foundation for Women

Avon Foundation for Women

January 29, 2015 11:12 ET

Avon Foundation for Women Canada Announces Over $1 Million Dollars in Donations

Fourteen Breast Cancer Charities Recognized

MONTREAL, QC--(Marketwired - January 29, 2015) - The Avon Foundation for Women (Canada) has awarded over one million dollars in donations to breast cancer charities across Canada through its Centennial Grants program. Launched in 2014 to commemorate Avon's Centennial Anniversary, the Foundation invited charities to submit a proposal to be considered for 10 grants of $100,000 to improve the lives of those affected or impacted by breast cancer.

After careful review and deliberation, the Avon Foundation for Women (Canada) announced that the grants would be awarded to the following ten recipients:

Canadian Cancer Society
Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation
Fondation Virage
Jean-Marc Paquette Foundation
Jewish General Hospital Foundation
London Health Sciences Foundation
Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation
The Ottawa Hospital Foundation
Rethink Breast Cancer
Women's College Hospital Foundation

Roberta Lacey, President of the Avon Foundation for Women Canada stated, "We are honoured to be able to support these charities through the Avon Foundation, helping them to continue their critical work and contribution that they make to their community." Lacey, and the Board of Directors were so impressed by the submissions, that the Foundation generously decided to award an additional four extra grants of $10,000 to each of the following organizations:

Action-Revivre Ltee
The Angel Fund
Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia
Wings of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation

Avon Canada would like to thank all charities that submitted a proposal.

About the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade
Avon launched its breast cancer crusade in 1992, pioneering the sale of pink ribbon products, and unleashing the unique power of its vast global network of Independent Sales Representatives to raise funds and awareness. With more than $815 million raised and donated to breast cancer programs around the world, Avon is the leading corporate supporter of the cause globally. The crusade's life-saving work supports awareness and education, screening and diagnosis, access to care, support services and scientific research.

About Avon
Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with nearly $10 billion in annual revenue. As one of the world's largest direct sellers, Avon is sold through more than 6 million active Independent Avon Sales Representatives. Avon products are available in over 100 countries, and the product line includes color cosmetics, skin care, fragrance, fashion and home products, featuring such well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, ANEW, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques, and mark. Learn more about Avon and its products at

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Natalie Laurence
    Tel. 514 630 8771
    Media Relations
    Avon Canada