Let Us Support AVON’s “DO Something Beautiful” Campaign

Hello Guys! For years AVON, the number direct selling company in the Philippines (and prolly the world), have been supporting the advocacy on breast cancer. Every year they have been holding walk and run events whose proceeds are meant to go to research and support to the campaign to cure breast cancer, which can ail not only women but men as well.

This year, the campaign’s theme is called “DO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL FOR BREAST CANCER”. With Avon’s Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer Walk and Run events, we have two options to “do something beautiful” – either join the walk event or the run events. Not only that, doing something beautiful = chance to win something beautiful too! 

See the poster below to know what I mean. 😉

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To know more about the Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer Walk and Run event, click HERE.

AVON’s Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer WALK and RUN Event 2013

AVON, the company for women, continues its breast cancer crusade this year with the 21th edition of its Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer (KGBC) campaign.

The said campaign was presented to us bloggers through a round table discussion by Avon representatives together with Mr. Rudy Biscocho, race director and Jeremy Go who is taking care of the event’s marketing. This year’s event will have the tagline “Do Something Beautiful against Breast Cancer” as it is centered on the Filipino’s innate trait of being helpful and doing something for someone in need because you are capable and want to.

It will be very easy to help as part of the event’s proceeds will be given to the PGH Breast Cancer Center and other provincial hospitals.

Below are the details and press release:

Avon Do Something Beautiful

KISS GOODBYE TO BREAST CANCER MANILA RUN
October 13, 2013
SM Mall of Asia Open Grounds
3km Walk/5km Run/10km Run

REGISTRATION PERIOD: from  August 12, 2013

REGISTRATION SITES:

  • Chris Sports Branches 
    • SM North EDSA
    • SM Megamall
    • SM Mall of Asia
    • Glorietta 3, Makati
    • Festival Mall, Alabang
  • Fitness and Athletics (BGC)

REGISTRATION FEE:

  • 5km – Php550
  • 10km – Php700

RACE INCLUSIONS: Avon KGBC Race Kit

  • singlet
  • race number 
  • give-away
Avon KGBC Ambassador Solenn Heussaff

Singlet as worn by Solenn Heussaff, the cause’s newest ambassador. Solenn joins Avon in inviting everyone to concretize their commitment to the fight against breast cancer that culminates with its annual Manila Run Event on October 13, at the SM Mall of Asia Open Grounds.

BENEFICIARY:

  • Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Breast Care Center 
  • selected provincial hospitals. 

PRESS RELEASE:

Registration for the Run will be held beginning August 12, 2013 at the following Chris Sports Branches: SM North Edsa; SM Megamall; SM Mall of Asia; Glorietta 3, Makati; Festival Mall, Alabang; and Fitness and Athletics (The Fort).

Registration for the Run will be held beginning August 12, 2013 at the following Chris Sports Branches: SM North Edsa; SM Megamall; SM Mall of Asia; Glorietta 3, Makati; Festival Mall, Alabang; and Fitness and Athletics (The Fort).


Avon invites You to Do Something Beautiful Against Breast Cancer
Register for this year’s Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer (KGBC) Manila Run beginning August 12

Up to this day, breast cancer remains the top killer of Filipino women, creating an urgent call to every individual—not just those afflicted with the disease—to step up and take part in the fight against this life-threatening condition.

Simply knowing such facts does not change things, but concrete action towards better prevention, treatment and support, in whatever form, can go a long way. Avon, the foremost corporate advocate of breast cancer, invites every Filipino to seize the opportunity to do something through the 2013 Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer (KGBC) fundraising event.

Since its Philippine launch in 2002, it has been Avon KGBC’s  mission to help provide access to care and support to medically under-served women. This year, the company for women is once again leading the charge to gain further support for the cause by launching the ‘Do Something Beautiful Against Breast Cancer’ Campaign, the idea behind which is simple enough – it speaks to the Filipino’s innate trait of being matulungin or helpful, doing something for someone because you are capable and are willing to help another in need.

GMA 7 star Solenn Heussaff, the cause’s newest ambassador, joins Avon in inviting everyone to concretize their commitment to the fight against breast cancer that culminates with its annual Manila Run Event.

For a registration fee of Php550 for the 5k event and Php700 for the 10k event, individuals will receive the Avon KGBC Race Kit, which already includes a singlet, race number and giveaway. Proceeds from the event, which will be held at the SM Mall of Asia Open Grounds on October 13, will go to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Breast Care Center and selected provincial hospitals. 

Registration for the Run will be held beginning August 12, 2013 at the following Chris Sports Branches: SM North Edsa; SM Megamall; SM Mall of Asia; Glorietta 3, Makati; Festival Mall, Alabang; and Fitness and Athletics (The Fort). 

You can also register online and get more details about the cause at www.avon.com.ph or facebook.com/AvonPhilippines, and @AvonPH on Twitter and Instagram.

Get on your mark, and get ready to Do Something Beautiful Against Breast Cancer. Your active participation not only makes you an agent of change, but also translates into a significant contribution towards the fight against breast cancer.

About Avon  

Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with over $10 billion in annual revenue.  As the world’s largest direct seller, Avon markets to women in more than 100 countries through approximately 6.5 million active independent Avon Sales Representatives.  Avon’s product line includes beauty products, as well as fashion and home products, and features such well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, Anew, Skin So Soft, Advance Techniques, and Avon Naturals.  Learn more about Avon and its products at www.avoncompany.com.

Avon celebrates 35 Years of Making Lives More Beautiful here in the Philippines, strengthens its commitment to provide women with the best in beauty products, unparalleled earning opportunities, and to causes that safeguard the well-being of women, such as the Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer and the Speak Out Against Domestic Violence campaigns. Learn more about Avon Philippines at www.avon.com.ph.

 

AVON KGBC’s Let’s Walk the Talk Tour

AVON, the company for women, continues its breast cancer crusade this year with the 20th edition of its Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer (KGBC) campaign.

Avon Philippines President and General Manager Kanwar Bhutani welcomed the guests and supporters of Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer Press Launch and Tour Kick-Off

Atty. Felipe L. Gozon (Chairman and CEO, GMA 7) gave a brief message to encourage people to support Avon’s Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer advocacy

Avon Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer Advocate, Sarah Lahbati

The said campaign was launched last August 15 at the GMA7 Studio 7 led by no less than Avon Philippines President and General Manager Kanwar Bhutani, GMA7 Chairman and CEO, Atty Felipe Gozon and GMA 7 Celebrity Sarah Lahbati who incidentally is the new KGBC campaign advocate. The launch was characterized by the unveiling and a kick-off of  the “Let’s Walk the Talk” tours which will mainly focus on helping “build a community where people understand that the best way to fight the disease is through early detection and awareness.”

Arni Rifareal (VP for Human Resources, Ford Philippines), Faith Fernandez Aranton (Head of PR and Communications, Avon Philippines), Sarah Lahbati (KGBC celebrity advocate), Kanwar Bhutani (Avon Philippines President and General Manager), Atty. Felipe L. Gozon (Chairman and CEO, GMA 7), Dr. Rachael Rosario (Executive Director, Philippine Cancer Society), Jen Colayco (SM Women’s Committee), and Cristina Cruz (Director of Marketing, The Peninsula Manila)

Avon’s league of women who battled and survived the fight against breast cancer

The tours will cover educational sessions on how to do self-breast examinations, free breast examinations by attending physicians and “opportunities to get to know the disease more through poignant stories and experiences from survivors.”

Avon had breast-vests (as in the photo) produced in order to help/teach participants do a proper breast self-examination in the tour

during the tour, attending physicians will be stationed in cubicles and will be ready to provide free breast examinations

Aside from the kick-off at the GMA7  last August 15, the tour  has since then went to AVON Las Pinas last August 20 to 22 and at AVON Taft last August 27 to 29. If you are interested to take part on this campaign, the next tour schedules are as follows:

  • September 3 to 5 – AVON Shaw
  • September 10 to 12 – AVON EDSA
  • September 27 to 30 – SM Cebu (off-site)
  • October 25 to 28 – SM Davao (off-site)

Finally, for us runners and walkers, the Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer Series of tours will culminate with the annual WALK AND RUN EVENTS. Read on for the details:

AVON’S WALK AND RUN EVENTS
October 21, 2012
SM Mall of Asia Open Grounds
walk/5km run/10km run

REGISTRATION FEES/PURCHASE REQUIREMENTS:
Walk Event:
– Purchase the 2012 KGBC T-Shirt for only PHP 220 from an AVON Representative beginning Sept. 1
– For every shirt purchased, Php20 will be donated to the Philippine General Hospital Breast Care Center and selected provincial hospitals.

Run Events:
5km – PHP 500
10km – PHP 650
– Run Events’ registration fee comes with an Avon KGBC Race Kit which is inclusive of a singlet, race number and give-away.
– Proceeds from these events will go to the PGH Breast Care Center and selected provincial hospitals.

* Individuals may also show their support for the cause by purchasing the AVON Ultra Color Rich Brilliance Lipstick, with part of the proceedsaw ( earmarked for the breast cancer fund.

REGISTRATION CENTERS:
1. AVON Branches: (from now until October 13)
– Makati Head Office (864-2638)
– Taft (516-8001 to 06)
– Shaw (571-8937 / 541-8933)

2. Royal Sporting House (from now until October 13)
Glorietta 4, Makati
(752-7084)

3. R.O.X. Store (from September 26 to October 14)
Bonifacio High Street
(856-4639)

2012 KGBC T-Shirt Sample (as worn):

SINGLET SAMPLE (as worn):