How many lives will you save?

The odds of you knowing someone touched by breast cancer? Unfortunately, they’re pretty good. Avon Walk participants and donors often ask ‘How many lives will I save?’ And, often, participants and donors are surprised by these statistics from A woman has a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime. Every […]

Art and Science connect for a cure

Team Captain Jeanne Mandelblatt has been featured on the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center website. Our wonderful team leader is founder of both the Capital Breast Care Center, a community-based arm of Georgetown Lombardi in southeast DC that offers breast health services to underserved women, regardless of their ability to pay, and Knit One, Cure […]

Up, up and away!

The Lombardi/CBCC Avon Team is up to 63 members! We’ve exceeded our goal of 50 teammates by 13 – so far! And, that’s not the only number that’s going up; our fund raising goal for the May 2013 Avon Walk has increased from $100,000 to $113,400. How and why? Let’s do the math: $1,800* multiplied […]

Ready to Zumba? And kickbox?

We love Zumba! How much? This much: we’re sponsoring another class on Saturday, April 6, 2-3:30pm, at the North Bethesda United Methodist Church, 10100 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, Maryland. But that’s not all! We’re including kickboxing, too! A minimum donation of $15 will help take us to the max: our goal of $100,000 for […]

We crossed that bridge when we got to it

Yesterday, the team covered a lot of ground and water during a 10-mile training walk from Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, to National Harbor, Maryland. We crossed the Woodrow Wilson Bridge on the trail that connects the two states, with I-95 traffic racing by to our right as we headed to National Harbor, and to our […]

Lombardi, as in Vince Lombardi?

Yes, that Lombardi. The Lombardi/CBCC Avon Walk Team represents the Capital Breast Care Center (CBCC) program of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Care Center, named for Coach Vince Lombardi, the football legend. Sadly, in 1970, Lombardi was diagnosed with an aggressive form of colon cancer and succumbed to the disease ten weeks later despite treatment […]

We’ve got pink red-hot moves!

Come show us your moves at a Zumbathon® to help the Lombardi/CBCC Avon Walk Team raise funds to fight breast cancer. We don’t just walk, we dance! Get your feet moving, too, at our exhilarating, Latin-inspired fitness dance party! Saturday, March 9 3:00 to 5:00 pm Regency Sport & Health 1800 Old Meadow Road McLean, […]

Lions and tigers and Avon walkers, oh, my!

The Lombardi/CBCC Avon Walk Team doesn’t monkey around when it comes to training for the 39.3-mile Avon Walk. Well, apart from yesterday’s training route that included a leg through the National Zoo and maybe a wave at the Great Ape House as the team made tracks on an 8-mile walk. Another shout out to City […]

We’ve gone Platinum!

The Lombardi/CBCC Avon Team just earned Platinum Team status from Avon. How did we do that? We’ve got 45 team members, and we only needed 10 to qualify! Now, with this honor, we’ve got these exclusive perks coming our way: Special Team ‘Meet Up’ Sign – a big and bold way to gather as a […]