By Eva Whalen


This fall Avon and Mark, Avon’s newest venture, join together to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer by creating three new “Pink Ribbon” products: Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Celebrity Nailwear, Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Holiday Ornament, and the mark Kiss Kit. Proceeds from this delightful trio of products support the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.

Nailwear will be available for $3 exclusively through the month of October, “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and six celebs have joined to together with Avon to support the cause by creating their own unique shade of polish.

Celebs include:

• Salma Hayek, the new face of Avon – Salma’s Hope
• Sharon Stone – Sharon’s Heart
• Leah Reminii of “King of Queens” – Leah’s Courage
• Cybill Shepherd — Cybill’s Strength
• Ali Landry, Miss USA 1996 and television star – Ali’s Faith
• Tracee Ellis Ross of “Girlfriends” – Tracee’s Passion

The Avon Crusade Holiday Ornament ($7.50, available in October) is a heart-shaped, blown glass ornament with a satin gold tone finish and sheer pink ribbon for hanging. On the front of the ornament is the symbol of breast cancer awareness, the pink ribbon. It’s made up of graduated pink rhinestones and accented with starburst details.

Kiss dry lips goodbye and freshen your breath as you support breast cancer research with Mark’s Kiss Kit ($6). Available exclusively from Mark, this duo includes a 4 oz. tin of sugar-free, heart-shaped cinnamon flavored mints along with rosebud-scented, lightweight kiss therapy lip gloss to soften and soothe dry lips.

These items are available through Avon and Mark in October; visit Avon online at [url=][/url], or call 1-800-FOR-AVON. Visit Mark online at [url=][/url] or call 1-800-meetmark.

Avon Breast Cancer Crusade “Pink Ribbon” products arrive with an Avon Foundation Breast Health Resource Guide, which provides important information on breast cancer, early detection guidelines, a list of medical and support resources and a glossary of terms. The Guide is available in English and Spanish, and can also be printed in both languages directly from the website at [url=][/url]. The Avon Foundation charity was founded in 1955.

Originally published September 2004



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