Your Impact in Chicago

The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade seeks to improve breast cancer outcomes and reduce disparities in survival rates at the community and national level. Our strategic grant making reflects: a holistic and place-based approach in high-need areas throughout the United States; a commitment to enabling access to medical advances and support services for breast cancer patients, particularly those from vulnerable populations; and a commitment to investing in research on the prevention, diagnostics, and treatment of breast cancer.

The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade focuses on care and seeks to help across the continuum of breast cancer – not only helping those who are at risk or diagnosed with the disease today, but also research into finding better treatments for tomorrow.


Chicago 2016 Beneficiaries

  • Cook County Health and Hospital Systems received a grant of $75,000 to provide genetic counseling and risk assessment testing services for women in need.
  • Loretto Hospital received a grant of $75,000 to provide patient navigation services and vital screenings to women in the neighborhood of Austin, Chicago.
  • Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force received a grant of $150,000 to expand patient navigation programs for women in the Chicago area and develop a surveillance system to ensure that women across Illinois are getting high-quality mammograms and breast cancer care.
  • Sinai Health System received a grant of $200,000 to support the Helping Her Live program which provides community-based outreach and patient navigation for women in North and South Lawndale.
  • Xilin Association received a grant of $254,300 on behalf of the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program, which will serve various community organizations in the Chicago area including Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation, in Sauget, Ill.; Arab Community Center For Economic & Social Services Access in Dearborn, Mo.; Catherine's Health Center and Cherry Street Services both in Grand Rapids, Mich.; and the YWCA of Greater Lafayette, Ind.
  • University of Wisconsin received a research grant of $300,000 to examine the impact of diet on tumor growth for patients with aggressive, triple negative breast cancer.
  • The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern Medicine, home of the Avon Center of Excellence, received a grant of $750,000 to support three research projects researching how breast cancer develops, large-scale breast health education efforts, and one-on-one patient navigation at the Erie Family Health Center and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.


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