Meet the Coaches

What AVON 39 walks do you coach?

Chicago, Santa Barbara

Name two of your favorite foods.

Mexican wedding cakes and French onion soup.

Name the thing you love most about the work you do every day.

Being able to hear about what the beneficiaries are doing with the money that we help fundraise.

What is something that might surprise people about AVON 39?

The money is always being donated to our beneficiaries, not just during event season.

Email Stephanie

What AVON 39 walks do you coach?

New York

What is something that might surprise people about AVON 39?

All of our beneficiaries are local to the market so you can directly help people in your area.

What’s the best fundraising idea or pitch you’ve seen or used?

Fitness class fundraisers! They are so simple to set up and it’s a great way to fundraise and train at the same time.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.”

Email Sherri

What AVON 39 walks do you coach?

Boston, New York, Santa Barbara and Washington DC

What is something that might surprise people about AVON 39?

How the funds are distributed. Funds raised in each of our Walks could directly impact family and friends of our participants.

What’s the best fundraising idea or pitch you’ve seen or used?

Pink ribbon tutus! I met a Boston 39er who raised over $500 by adding pink ribbons to the tutu she wore on event. Each pink ribbon represented a donation and a different person she was walking for.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Set high goals, strive to reach them. Remember the path chosen by God to get you there.

Email Pamela

What AVON 39 walks do you coach?

Washington DC and New York

What is something that might surprise people about AVON 39?

Joining a team and learning that EVERYONE on the team is responsible for raising the $1800.

What's the best fundraising idea or pitch you've seen or used?

I suggested to a Walker who has a dog walking business to organize a dog walk for her campaign and charge an entrance fee. She thanked me over and over for coming up with the "best idea ever."

What's the best advice you've ever received?

Credit history and credit score are vital aspects of your financial health - do not mess them up.

Email Nina

What AVON 39 walks do you coach?

Houston, Santa Barbara

Name the thing you love most about the work you do every day.

That it matters.

How do you stay motivated to be your very best - every day?

What I do today is to benefit tomorrow.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Always ask. If you don't ask, you don't give them the opportunity to say yes.

Email Nicole

What AVON 39 walks do you coach?

Houston

What is something that might surprise people about AVON 39?

The close bonds you build with other Walkers and Crew members; it really is a family.

How do you stay motivated to be your very best - every day?

I think about all the people I know that have been touched by breast cancer and how my work can help bring an end to it!

What's your go-to stress reliever?

Baking. The smell of cookies in the oven calms me right down.

Email Michelle

What AVON 39 walks do you coach?

Washington DC

What is something that might surprise people about AVON 39?

The beneficiaries are from local areas!

What’s the best fundraising idea or pitch you’ve seen or used?

I sold greasy food in front of the frats from 12-2am for pediatric cancer! We raised tons of money and had lots of fun!

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Strive to be the person your dog thinks you are :)

Email Leah

What AVON 39 walks do you coach?

Chicago, Santa Barbara

What has inspired you lately?

The Chicago Cubs. AKA World Series Champs. Talk about never giving up, trying and trying again, working as a team, and inspiring a community. Just like AVON 39ers and everyone involved!

Name the thing you love most about the work you do every day.

Anytime I can surround myself with mission motivated individuals, looking to help and inspire others, I consider myself very lucky. This work is exactly that.

What is something that might surprise people about AVON 39?

AVON 39 allocates funds to provide support in several areas. From access to care programs to research initiatives - AVON 39 works to help those battling now and prevent others from having to battle breast cancer in the future.

Email Kacie

What AVON 39 walks do you coach?

Houston & San Francisco

Name the thing you love most about the work you do every day.

Being able to give of myself everyday to something greater than me.

What’s the best fundraising idea or pitch you’ve seen or used?

I think no matter what, you can never go wrong with honesty, authenticity and a little bit of humor.

What’s your favorite way to recharge?

Mediocre TV and Dominos 2 for $5.99.

Email Justin

What AVON 39 walks do you coach?

Boston, New York

Who’s the strongest person you know?

My mother.

How do you stay motivated to be your very best - every day?

Thoughts of my dreams and my family.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Never lose sight of your life goals.

Email Jasinya

What AVON 39 walks do you coach?

Santa Barbara

What has inspired you lately?

Learning how to garden and grow my own herbs and vegetables!

Name the thing you love most about the work you do every day.

Meeting a diverse group of people and personalities. Everyone has a wonderful story to tell.

Who’s the strongest person you know?

My mother. She has overcome so many obstacles in life, but meets each day with a positive attitude and gives so much of herself to others.

Email jaki

What AVON 39 walks do you coach?

Chicago, San Francisco

Name the thing you love most about the work you do every day.

I love that it is my job to inspire people who are helping make a real difference. And that what they are doing inspires others. It's contagious!

What is something that might surprise people about AVON 39?

The instant bond that occurs on the Walk. One moment you may be walking next to a complete stranger and the next moment you are laughing and crying together. The warmth is a beautiful thing.

What’s the best fundraising idea or pitch you’ve seen or used?

I always love wine or dessert parties where it's a big tasting fest with friends. Yard sales are also great. When they know the money is being donated, people often give more.

Email Iris

What AVON 39 walks do you coach?

New York

What is something that might surprise people about AVON 39?

The stories we hear everyday and how the Walk becomes a strong support system in everyone’s lives.

What’s the best fundraising idea or pitch you’ve seen or used?

A block party with a “Give Breast Cancer the Boot” cowboy boot and people donated money into it. She made $500!

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

When you realize needing nothing attracts everything.

Email Erin

What AVON 39 walks do you coach?

New York, Washington D.C.

Name the thing you love most about the work you do every day.

Getting to know each Walker on a personal level. Everyone has a story - you just have to ask!

Who’s the strongest person you know?

My mom. Five years cancer-free and counting!

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

"Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good."

Email Emma

What AVON 39 walks do you coach?

Washington DC and New York

What is something that might surprise people about AVON 39?

We donate the funds raised right away rather than holding on to them.

What's the best fundraising idea or pitch you've seen or used?

One of my walkers does a Oktoberbreast every year. She sets up tents in her back yard and serves food and beer.

What's the best advice you've ever received?

Be thankful of where you are in life. Even when you feel like you're going nowhere. "Nowhere" with a space is now here. You are where you are for a reason.

Email Emily

What AVON 39 walks do you coach?

Boston

What has inspired you lately?

I have a few friends going through treatments and having surgeries.  Their courage, strength, and hope is so admirable to witness!  They have inspired me to live each day to the fullest!!

Name the thing you love most about the work you do every day.

Connecting with people and helping them come up with creative fundraising ideas!

How do you stay motivated to be your very best - every day?

To stay motivated, you need to set goals...and work toward achieving them daily!  I love setting a goal, working hard to achieve the goal...then setting a new goal!

Email Debra

What AVON 39 walks do you coach?

Chicago, Santa Barbara

What has inspired you lately?

At the 2016 Santa Barbara Walk, I met up with one of my Walkers from years past, and seeing her so full of energy and empowered, and so ready to take on any challenge that she could, was amazing!

Who is the strongest person you know?

My mom. Her treatment journey was difficult on many levels, but she came through it spunkier than ever, and now she lives every day to it's fullest!

What is something that might surprise people about AVON 39?

Not everyone walks all 39 miles (shhh!), and that's just fine.

Email Davi

What AVON 39 walks do you coach?

Washington DC

What has inspired you lately?

Knowing that life is short so you have to start crossing things off the bucket list ASAP.

Who’s the strongest person you know?

Hands down, my Mom. At the age of 51 she has beat 2 kinds of cancer and still looks fabulous!

What is something that might surprise people about AVON 39?

I think when people first think about a "walk," they don't think it is that difficult, no matter how long it is; but this Walk is NOT easy and A LOT of training goes into it.

Email Brittany

What AVON 39 walks do you coach?

Boston

What has inspired you lately?

My 12 year old daughter recently applied to be on the AVON 39 Youth Crew. Her responses to the essay questions were amazing. It inspires me how passionate she is about being part of the cure.

What is something that might surprise people about AVON 39?

That it is more than just a walk. It is an event that can be life changing in so many ways. It is a commitment to make a difference one step and one donation at a time.

How do you stay motivated to be your very best - every day?

I remind myself of the women (and men) who are battling breast cancer each day. I want to be my very best so that they will have a tomorrow.

Email Anne

What AVON 39 walks do you coach?

New York

What is something that might surprise people about AVON 39?

We immediately put the donations to use and don't hold on to them until after the events.

What’s the best fundraising idea or pitch you’ve seen or used?

One of our Walkers sold hair ties with charms on them because "we should all keep our pony tails".

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.

Email Amy

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