I am so proud that Kaplow supported the annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, which held its ninth annual walk here in New York this past weekend. As a long-term partner of Avon’s, we are so honored to be able to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer through this amazing annual event. In addition to working on the series of walks throughout the year with Avon, Team Kaplow also strapped on our walking shoes and covered the 39.3 miles with thousands of other supporters and survivors. As we stood at the closing ceremonies, I was overwhelmed with such a sense of pride at being able to help Avon communicate the importance of this milestone event in so many people’s lives. Avon global ambassador Reese Witherspoon was on hand at the event to share in the stories of survival and to award over $9 million in grants supporting breast cancer organizations.
I want to thank our partners at the Avon Foundation for Women for enabling Kaplow to share in this life-changing event, celebrating people who have made a difference in so many ways to eradicate breast cancer from our lives forever. The walk will be a lifelong memory for me and Team Kaplow.
Here are some words from a few of the Kaplow team who participated in the event:
I’m honored to work with such an amazing client as the Avon Foundation. To watch thousands gather at the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer New York and actually see their raised funds given to local NYC hospitals and organizations on the spot– is very motivating and meaningful. It makes me want to pitch their story until my throat is dry. – Gloria Quinn Doyle
I was so excited to participate as this was my first Walk experience and then a month beforehand I injured my ankle pretty seriously. I was nervous about training and being able to do it at all, but made a promise to myself and my fundraising supporters that I would give it a shot. On the Saturday of the Walk weekend, I realized, as we walked up the West Side highway, I was surrounded by a sea of pink shirts, women buzzing and laughing, many wearing signs “in memory of” or “in honor of.” In that moment my physical limitations were no longer my primary thought, and instead I was filled with pride to be part of such a powerful movement in support of such hope and strength. I was able to complete 13 miles- many more than I had thought possible due to my injury- and I can’t wait to try to complete the whole thing next year! – Melinda Templeton-Duffy
I was incredibly inspired to have the opportunity to walk with so many dedicated women, men and even children, some of which have been participating in the Avon Walk for the Cure for years. To be surrounded by countless supporters and survivors was an amazing experience and I couldn’t be more honored to have the opportunity to be “in it, to end it” with my Kaplow-colleagues! – Jacqueline Agosta