Avon is the world’s leading corporate supporter of the breast cancer cause, donating over $800 million globally. Here in Australia, Avon has donated a remarkable $9.4 million to support breast cancer research programs for the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia (BCIA). At the Avon Conference last week, Sharon Plant (President and Managing Director Australia and New Zealand) announced that Avon was proud to be donating another $500,000 to the cause.
TV Personality, Avon ambassador and breast cancer survivor, Sally Obermeder shared her story and expressed her sincerest gratitude towards BCIA for their incredible research efforts and to Avon for their 19 year partnership with the organisation. Professor Stephen Ackland (Director, Hunter Cancer Research Alliance) recognised Avon and spoke about how proud they were of the 19 year partnership they shared. During this time, substantial advances have been made in the prevention, treatment and cure of breast cancer largely as a result of clinical trials research which would not have been possible without the generous support from Avon.