Courtney and Gita
A team for AVON PRODUCTS FOUNDATION INCORPORATED
Courtney and Gita are raising funds and walking 39 miles in the Avon Walk in Santa Barbara to raise funds for breast cancer research.
Thanks for visiting our page! We are excited to participate in the Santa Barbara Avon Walk for Breast Cancer on September 22-23. Along with thousands of others, we'll be walking 39 miles over 2 days united in the goal of putting an end to breast cancer.
Like so many people, breast cancer has impacted both of our lives. Courtney was 13 when her mother Laura was diagnosed with breast cancer. She fought 3 rounds of cancer for 8 years with strength and grace before passing away August 14, 2001. Laura is Courtney's role model - a loving, funny, and compassionate woman who devoted her life to service to others - and we are walking in her honor.
Gita sees breast cancer every day, and helps its victims overcome the disease. As a radiation oncologist, she diagnoses, treats, and gives hope to cancer patients. We both want to see the day when a cure for cancer is found. And we want to be part of the effort to find that cure.
The money we raise will be managed and disbursed by the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade to help provide access to care for those that most need it, fund educational programs, and accelerate research into new treatments and potential cures. We’ll be just two of thousands of people that will walk up to a marathon and a half over a weekend, raising awareness of the cause and educating even more people.
You can make a donation to our fundraising campaign right here on the website by clicking on the pink "Donate Now" button. If you prefer to write a check, just contact either of us and we'll send you the information and form.
As you can see from the video, we've been friends for 24 years and are happy to be taking on this new challenge together. Thank you so much for your support!
Courtney and Gita