Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Art Book Project: Charity Selected

All proceeds from the sale of the 2009 Paws For Charity Art Book Project will be donated to the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade. The two primary reasons for this choice:
1. The Avon Foundation supports breast cancer programs worldwide...in 50 countries.
2. This charity has the "Humane Charity" seal of approval.


The mission of the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade is to raise funds and awareness for advancing access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer, with a focus on the medically underserved. From its launch in 1992 through 2007, the multi-faceted initiatives of the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade have raised and awarded more than $525 million to the breast cancer cause worldwide. Funding is awarded to five areas: breast cancer education and awareness, screening and diagnosis, access to treatment, support services and scientific research. Avon now supports programs for breast cancer in some 50 countries around the world.
Knowing that breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women, the goal of the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade is to benefit all women. However, there is special emphasis on reaching medically underserved women, including low-income, elderly and minority women, and women without adequate health insurance. Reversing historical disparities in breast cancer care is a priority of the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade.
You can read more information about the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade here.

7 comments:

Moose said...

Excellent choice Sara and everyone who suggested it! Thanks for all your hard work.

Gary Heller said...

I agree, I'm very happy with the choice. Good work. Looking forward to the book.

Blenda said...

Yes,agreed, great choice in charity selection. Me too,can't wait to see the book.

Zules said...

Great choice! Looking forward to the book. Thanks for all of your work

mkcphotography said...

This is a fabulous charity and I'm so pleased we are supporting such a great (and humane) foundation!

Jennifer said...

Awesome. I'm honored to be involved.

UrbanJunkies/zuppaartista said...

I am so so glad you picked Avon! Awesome news! :)