November 18, 2011 • Category: Avon, Video Updates •
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A new official video featuring a compilation of various footage of Reese working for Avon was posted on YouTube recently, to promote last month’s Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time of education, support and empowerment for breast cancer survivors, those battling the disease, and family members and friends who have been touched by breast cancer. Reese Witherspoon, Honorary Chairman of the Avon Foundation for Women, is partnering with the Avon Foundation to encourage everyone to get involved in the cause and make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.
Continuing the October/November event catch-up, we now have photos from the New York Avon Walk For Breast Cancer that Reese attended last month. Reese walked, talked and posed at the event, and looked casual and comfy in a black Avon t-shirt and black trousers.
I’ve already posted a couple of articles/videos that came from this Walk, but further down this post are a few more. I love hearing/reading Reese talk about her work for Avon, as she’s obviously really passionate about it and it means a lot to her.
Reese has attended several events in the last few weeks, and I am now working to catch up on photos from them.
At the 2nd annual Art Mère / Art Père Night, which was held to benefit the LIVEstrong Foundation, Reese posed for photos with her husband Jim Toth, as well as her Mud co-star Matthew McConaughey and his partner Camila Alves. Jim’s father, James Toth Sr. was being honoured at the event. Reese looked super chic in a leopard print dress and black blazer. Further down this post is the press release for the event and a video with some brief footage of Reese posing for the photographers. And in our Gallery are 5 HQ photos from the event.
November 13, 2011 • Category: Avon, Charity •
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“Every three minutes a woman is diagnosed, and that’s just unacceptable.”
This is how Reese Witherspoon speaks about breast cancer, a disease that more than 200,000 women in the U.S. were diagnosed with in 2007 alone. On Oct. 16, Witherspoon joined more than 3,000 men and women at the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in New York City, raising more than $8.4 million for breast cancer research and care — just one of many events held throughout October, also known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Organizations such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization and the Avon Foundation use Breast Cancer Awareness Month as a way to educate the public about the disease and how to be proactive when it comes to detection. Acting as a public face of the Avon Foundation, it is this consciousness-raising role that Reese Witherspoon finds herself in. In town for the walk and to announce the foundation’s latest Global Scholars Initiative, we had a chance to catch up with Witherspoon (who was just as sweet as she appears to be on-screen) and learn more about her involvement with breast cancer education.
Witherspoon has been the foundation’s global ambassador for the past five years, and she says the experience alone has been an education:
When I was first approached by Avon to represent their foundation … I wanted to know, what were the issues on women’s minds? … Breast cancer is first and foremost on the list of concerns for women. Domestic violence is also in the top three … It was really an education for me to see that these are the issues affecting women every day of their lives.
This is a nice surprise for Reese fans – Reese is gracing the cover of the new October issue of US Marie Claire! Looking gorgeous doing so, of course. The magazine features a new photoshoot and interview, which talks about her recent work for Avon and her marriage. The magazine hits newstands in North America on September 20th (just under 2 weeks from now), so pick up a copy if you can!
MarieClaire.com have posted the article and photos at their site, and you can view them there, or read the article further down this post and find the pics in our Gallery. Scroll down this post for a behind the scenes video from the new photoshoot.
EDIT: Screencaps from the behind the scenes video have now been added to the Gallery! Thanks to Marica for grabbing the vid for us.
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