Avon Breast Cancer Walk

undefinedPSI is a longtime champion of women’s health issues and is proud to support the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in the fight against this deadly disease. PSI employees help to raise awareness and funds to accelerate breast cancer research and access to care by walking 39.3 miles to raise money for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Washington, D.C.

The 2014 walk was an amazing success. Over $4.5 million was raised and eight new LOCAL breast cancer organizations received grants from the Avon Foundation:

  • Johns Hopkins University received $600,000 to support patient navigation at Bay View and Johns Hopkins–Avon Breast Center and Breast Cancer Program
  • Food & Friends, the Walk’s food sponsor, received a $250,000 grant to provide nearly 200,000 meals to women diagnosed with breast cancer
  • Capital Breast Care Center received a $200,000 grant to provide breast cancer screening services to nearly 2,000 underserved women in the D.C. area
  • George Washington University received a $100,000 grant to support an Avon Patient Navigator who will assist with resources for more than 1,000 patients
  • Howard University Cancer Center received a $100,000 grant to continue to screen more than 5,000 women this year and help patients requiring follow-up
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center received $100,000 to provide outreach, education, navigation services and treatment to women in D.C. Ward 5
  • Adventist Healthcare received a $100,000 grant to navigate more than 1,400 medically underserved patients to free screening mammograms
  • University of Maryland Baltimore received a $75,000 grant to support the Baltimore City Breast Cancer Patient Navigator Program