Q. I am presently struggling with cancer and am looking for funding to pay for my medical bills. Do I need to apply for the grant?
A. No. The Avon Breast Cancr Crusade sponsors a program with CancerCare called AVONcares; this program provides limited financial assistance for transportation to and from treatment, childcare/eldercare for those undergoing treatment, and an escort to and from treatment. Another program through CancerCare, Linking A.R.M.S. provides limited financial assistance for hormonal or oral chemotherapy, anti-nausea and pain medication, lymphedema supplies, and durable medical equipment.
To find out more information about these programs and to access their application form (in English and Spanish) please visit www.CancerCare.org. You may also contact them by phone at 1-800-813- HOPE (4673).
Q. I heard about your program and would like to enroll for a free or low-cost breast cancer screening. How do I go about doing that?
A. You can locate the Avon BHOP program closest to you on the Funded Programs page. If there are no Avon BHOP grantees near you, you may contact a local CDC Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. Please visit the Centers for Disease Control to contact your state office, or find your local American Cancer Society (ACS) office by visiting www.cancer.org (click on "In Your Area").
Q. I'm planning a Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Can I place an order for free flyers?
A. You can contact your local Avon Sales representative by calling 1-800-FOR-AVON and invite her to attend an event, where she can sell Pink Ribbon Products to raise funds for the cause and distribute the Breast Health Resource Guide. These educational brochures may also be purchased through an Avon Representative at a minimal cost in packs of ten, or they can be downloaded for free in English or Spanish.
Q. If I place a bulk order for Pink Ribbon Products, can I have a discount on the price?
A. Since the money that is generated from these products goes directly toward our cause, Avon does not reduce the price on these items. The purchase of each item is a charitable donation.