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Today is The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in NYC

Sunday, October 17, 2010




October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month . Thousands of supporters will be walking today for the fight against Breast Cancer. The walk is 13.1 miles on Today.




The Avon Walk New York will provide an opportunity like no other. Known as a walking city by many you’re sure to see NYC like you never have before. Your day will begin at Hudson River Park’s Pier 84, next two New York landmarks, the Circle Line and the USS Intrepid. We’ll spend Saturday walking along the river, through the Upper West Side, Greenwich Village, and SoHo. Then we will head over the Brooklyn Bridge and stop by DUMBO before heading back into Manhattan over the Manhattan Bridge. The rest of the day will take us through Chinatown, the Lower East Side and into the Upper East Side before heading over the last bridge of the day and into our Wellness Village and overnight campsite.
Randall’s Island Park, home to Icahn Stadium and a world class tennis center, will be our Wellness Village for the weekend. Sunday’s route will bring us back to the Upper West Side and past Central Park. We will head south and through Midtown passing Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park before making our way back to the Hudson River and great views before you finish strong back at Pier 84.

The Walk highlight areas are:

  • Riverbank Park
  • Lincoln Center
  • Soho
  • Greenwich Village
  • City Hall
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • DUMBO
  • Manhattan Bridge
  • Chrysler Building
  • The Natural History Museum
  • Columbus Circle
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Bryant Park
  • Madison Square Park
  • Flatiron Building


Important U.S. Facts About Breast Cancer

  • Approximately 178,480 women and 2,030 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year
  • 40,460 women and 450 men in the U.S. will die from the disease annually.
  • There are over 2 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. who have been treated for breast cancer
  • Every 3 minutes, there is a new diagnosis of invasive breast cancer
  • There are more than 250,000 women under the age of 40 in the U.S living with breast cancer, and over 11,000 will be diagnosed this year
  • A woman has a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime
  • Every 13 minutes, a life is lost to breast cancer
  • White, non-Hispanic women are more likely to develop breast cancer but African-American women are more likely to die from it.
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Hispanic women and is the leading cause of cancer deaths among this group.

To help fight against Breast Cancer
Please log on to: https://secure2.convio.net/avon/site/Donation2?idb=0&df_id=2300&2300.donation=form1&JServSessionIdr004=2jp

Reference from AvonWalk.org

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