Avon 39 breast cancer walk draws more than 2,000, raises $4.6M

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Walkers from near and far descended upon the Bay area this weekend to participate the annual Avon 39 Walk to End Break Cancer.
The walk, which began at Fort Mason in San Francisco and took participants across the Golden Gate Bridge and through the Marin County, drew people from 43 states and Washington, D.C., foundation officials said.

Among the participants were 293 breast cancer survivors and 330 men, according to the foundation.
Participants raised $4.6 million, which will go toward accelerating research to end breast cancer.

Funds raised will also be allocated to breast cancer education and improving access to screenings, diagnoses and treatments, foundation officials said.

The Bay Area event is the fifth of seven walks to be held this year in the U.S.

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