Saturday, May 15, 2010

Avon Walk Boston supports research and care at Mass General

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The Mass General Team, including Beverly Moy, MD and Gwen Mitchell, LPN, receive a research grant at the end of the Avon Walk

The eighth annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer season continued with the Avon Walk in Boston this weekend, which raised more than $5.8 million to advance access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer. The Avon Walk Boston, the third of nine Avon Walks this year, attracted more than 2,500 participants drawn from 47 states, France and Bermuda, including 228 breast cancer survivors, who joined together to raise lifesaving funds and awareness for breast cancer.

Suze Orman, financial expert and Special Ambassador for the Avon Foundation, announced during the Closing Ceremony a total of more than $2.6 million in grants to 11 local organizations, including a grant to Massachusetts General Hospital. Home of theAvon Foundation Breast Care Center of Excellenceand the Avon Walk Boston medical sponsor, Mass General received $750,000 to support research studying novel PARP inhibitors as a promising class of therapeutic agents in the treatment of Triple Negative Breast Cancer, as well as supporting programs to help low income women receive care at the Avon Center at Mass General and the community clinics in Chelsea, Geiger Gibson and Mattapan. Beverly Moy, MD, a breast oncologist from the Cancer Center, accepted the grant.

To register, donate or for additional information, please visit or call 800-541-WALK. For information on the Avon Foundation

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