World Cancer Day Feb 2, 2022

#WorldCancerDay: hear their stories, know how to take action

At Avon, we’ve been raising awareness of breast cancer since 1992 through our Breast Cancer Promise . That’s 30 years of sharing the risks associated with the disease with our community, improving education of the signs, and making sure everyone knows to take action to prevent a late diagnosis.

This World Cancer Day, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) are questioning the status quo around cancer care and listening to the perspectives of the people living with cancer to close the care gap. To help, we’ve joined our partners at Peace One Day and Look Good Feel Better UK to hear the stories of women across our community who have survived or are living with breast cancer.

What’s the Avon Breast Cancer Promise?

Awareness of breast cancer may be high, but so many of us don’t know how to take the necessary action – whether that’s checking yourself regularly or visiting a healthcare professional. We want to breakdown these barriers with breast health education.

How do you do that?

Through our network of Representatives and their communities across the world, we aim to improve access to education, training and materials that improve awareness. We encourage conversations about breast health and signpost to information from charities across the world that provide support. You can find information that might help you or a friend here .

What difference does the Avon community make?

Over the past three decades, Avon and the Avon Foundation has donated more than $1billion to breast cancer causes. That’s meant we have been able to educate 180 million people about the disease, and funding breast health screening for over 16.4 million women. This has only been possible with the support and fundraising efforts of our community, our employees and our Representatives.

Want to raise awareness?

Please watch and share the stories of these inspirational women using #AvonBreastCancerPromise and #WorldCancerDay to shine a light on their lived-experiences and encourage more people to be breast health aware.