The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Charlotte will host a Spring EXPO at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 12, and a six-mile Talk-N-Train at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday, June 18. The Great Start Party/Expo is a day of preparation and celebration for the eighth Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Charlotte, taking place October 23-24, 2010. Women and men from Charlotte and across the country will dedicate an entire weekend walking up to a marathon and a half to fight breast cancer. Spring EXPO What: The Spring EXPO will feature local beneficiaries and sponsors, meet and greet with participants and staff, camping information, tips on training, fundraising advice, and information on how to start your own walk team. All attendees will have the opportunity to register for the 2010 Charlotte Walk for only $45! That’s a savings of $20 off our regular registration fee of $65. When: Saturday, June 12, 2010 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Where: NASCAR Hall of Fame 501 South College Street in Charlotte, NC Talk-N-Train What: At the six-mile Talk-N-Train, walkers will review what to expect at the Charlotte Avon Walk, how the weekend is structured, how to train and fundraise, and much more. Walkers will then head out for a six-mile training walk at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Each lap around the track is 1.5 miles and walkers can walk as little or as much as desired. When: Friday, June 18, 2010 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway 5555 Concord Parkway South Concord, NC For more information or to RSVP for the EXPO and the Talk-N-Train: http://www.avonwalk.org/charlotte firstname.lastname@example.org (704)377-3144 The Avon Walk series is a project of the Avon Foundation for Women, a 501(c)(3) public charity; funds raised are distributed by the Foundation to advance access to care and to help find a cure for breast cancer, with a focus on the medically underserved. On stage during the nine 2009 Avon Walk closing ceremonies, the Avon Foundation awarded more than 60 grants ranging from $5,000 to $1.25 million to leading cancer centers, research institutions and community-based organizations in the Walk regions. In addition, the Avon Foundation awarded more than 200 grants nationally throughout the year. For a complete list of Avon Foundation funding, visit www.avonfoundation.org. In total, since the launch of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in 2003, the Walks have raised more than $345 million through the dedication of nearly 120,000 participants, including women and men ranging in age from their teens to those in their 80s, from every walk of life. These funds advance awareness and education; screening and diagnosis; access to treatment; support services; and scientific research, all with a focus on the medically underserved. The complete 2010 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer schedule includes: Houston, TX (April 10-11); Washington, DC (May 1-2); Boston, MA (May 15-16); Chicago, IL (June 5-6); Rocky Mountains, CO (June 26-27); San Francisco, CA (July 10-11); Santa Barbara, CA (September 11-12); New York, NY (October 16-17); and Charlotte, NC (October 23-24).