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AVON FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN OFFERS MILLION DOLLAR OPPORTUNITY TO CANADIAN BREAST CANCER CHARITIES

MONTREAL, QC, Sept. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In honour of Avon Canada's Centennial Anniversary, the Avon Foundation for Women has announced it will award a total of one million dollars in donations to breast cancer charities. Ten grants of $100,000 will be awarded to Canadian charitable organizations aiding and/or supporting those touched by breast cancer.

Charities will be awarded the funds in January 2015. To be considered for funding, registered Canadian breast cancer charities are invited to submit a proposal online at www.avon100.com by October 31, 2014.

About the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade

Avon launched its breast cancer crusade in 1992, pioneering the sale of pink ribbon products, and unleashing the unique power of its vast global network of Independent Sales Representatives to raise funds and awareness. With more than $815 million raised and donated to breast cancer programs around the world, Avon is the leading corporate supporter of the cause globally. The crusade's life-saving work supports awareness and education, screening and diagnosis, access to care, support services and scientific research.

About Avon

Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with nearly $10 billion in annual revenue. As one of the world's largest direct sellers, Avon is sold through more than 6 million active Independent Avon Sales Representatives. Avon products are available in over 100 countries, and the product line includes color cosmetics, skin care, fragrance, fashion and home products, featuring such well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, ANEW, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques, and mark. Learn more about Avon and its products at www.avon.ca.

For more information, please contact:
Stephanie Malka,
Stephanie.Malka@avon.com
Tel. 514 630 8777 ext, 2622
Media Relations,
Avon Canada

CONTACT: For more information, please contact: Stephanie Malka, Stephanie.Malka@avon.com Tel. 514 630 8777 ext, 2622 Media Relations, Avon Canada

Source: Avon Products CA