Thousands Participate in Avon Walk
This weekend marks the 13th Annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Chicago, and thousands put on their walking shoes to support the fight against the disease.
The walk covers 39-point-three miles over two days, and the fundraising event benefits local breast cancer patients and research.
Among the two-day trekkers are breast cancer survivors, dedicated to eradicating the disease that had struck them.
The Avon Foundation says that Chicago is one of the top cities in the U.S. in breast cancer rates, but most of the money raised here, stays here.
Eloise Caggiano is Program Chairman, and also a breast cancer survivor.
Over the years of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, the Foundation has raised and distributed more than $58-million to organizations in the Midwest to provide better access to care and pave the way in local research.