The Avon Foundation announced that Reese Witherspoon will be a special guest at the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Washington, DC on Sunday, May 4, 2008, the second day of the weekend-long event. Witherspoon, the Avon Global Ambassador and Honorary Chair of the Avon Foundation, will spend time throughout the day with the thousands of Walk participants, including walkers, crew and volunteers, who are raising lifesaving funds and awareness to advance access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer. In addition to spending time with the Walk participants, Witherspoon will play a special role in the inspirational Closing Ceremony, during which new DC-area grants will be announced, and she will meet with local Avon Foundation-funded breast cancer organizations to learn firsthand the impact of the funds raised.
“We are thrilled to have Reese join us for the Avon Walk DC,” said Avon Foundation Executive Director Carol Kurzig. “During the past year, Reese has been a champion for the Avon Foundation’s commitment to women. Now she continues to lend her support to the Avon Foundation and to our Avon Walk participants in DC. We are excited that Reese will meet the women and men who are raising funds, and the researchers and organizations that are using those funds to save lives.” You can read more on the official site.
Are you a fan in the DC area? If so and you plan to participate in the walk and can take a few snapshots of the event, we’d love to post them on the site! Who knows you might even see/meet Reese! 😉
Also another bit of news, I just caught her first commercial for Avon tonight it was from this day of filming. I will try to catch it and record, but obviously that really is just a game of luck as there is no way of knowing when it will air. Just a heads up that the ads are now airing in addition to print ads! The Avon catalog features Reese as well. I will do my best to get a subscription to this.