Founded in 1955, the Avon Foundation is the world’s largest corporate philanthropy dedicated to women’s causes and a global leader in the area of breast cancer research. Since launching its Avon Breast Cancer Crusade in 1992, Avon has raised and donated more than $640 million to breast cancer programs around the world, supporting cutting-edge research to find a cure for or prevent breast cancer as well as programs that enable all patients to access quality care.
At the Bayhawks Ladies' Night game on June 24th, the players wore commemorative pink helmets that were auctioned off to raise money for breast cancer research. At halftime, team president Brendan Kelly made a contribution to a cause that is very meaningful to him and the entire Chesapeake Bayhawks family when he donated $7,000 to the Avon Foundation.
The Wounded Warriors Project (WWP) is a non-profit organization aimed at assisting men and women in the US armed forces that have been severely injured during the war on terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places around the world. WWP provides programs and services designed to help these heroes and their families ease their burdens, aid in the recovery process, and help the transition back to civilian life go smoother.