The Avon Foundation rolls out the red carpet to celebrate the champions who change women's lives
Star-studded NY benefit hosted by Andrea Jung and Reese Witherspoon
The 10th annual Avon Foundation for Women Gala this week put the spotlight on some truly exceptional women and men for their efforts to end breast cancer and violence against women.
Heart of Manhattan
The event was held at Cipriani, the glamorous venue on 42nd Street in New York City, famous for its towering ceilings and over-the-top chandeliers. The night has raised more than $20 million for Avon philanthropy in the decade since it launched.
The event was hosted by Reese Witherspoon, who is Honorary Chair of the Avon Foundation for Women, and Andrea Jung, Chairman and CEO, Avon Products, Inc., with a special musical performance by Melissa Etheridge.
Two million dollar donations
More than 550 guests attended and donated $2.2 million this year to benefit breast cancer research and access to care and domestic violence education, prevention and victim support programs.
“This is our very special 10th anniversary celebration where we honour extraordinary champions who are changing women’s lives, and salute their powerful contributions to women’s health and empowerment,” said Andrea Jung. “Through the generosity of our supporters, in addition to the grassroots efforts of millions of supporters around the world — including our Avon Sales Representatives and customers — Avon is the world’s largest corporate philanthropy focused on issues that matter most to women.”
Along with Reese Witherspoon and Andrea Jung, presenters included Patrick Dempsey...