Azra Akin Miss World 2002 helps Avon celebrates 125th anniversary in Istanbul “Stop for Avon Believe World Tour”
Istanbul / MultiVu / Avon Chairman and CEO Andrea Jung today joined Avon Turkey Brand Ambassador Azra Akin and Avon Turkey Breast Cancer Crusade Spokesperson Nükhet Duru in Istanbul to celebrate Avon’s 125th anniversary. More than three-thousand Avon Representatives attended the Turkey event, the fifth stop on the 16-city “Avon Believe World Tour,” to celebrate the company’s heritage and belief in its mission to empower women.
During the event, Akin, Miss World in 2002, and Duru, a popular singer and actress, presented a grant of 90.000 Turkish lira (approximately $60,000) to the Turkish Association for Cancer Research & Control for the donation of a mammography machine to a needy hospital or healthcare center.
“As the company for women, Avon feels an obligation and responsibility to play a leadership role in helping to improve the lives of women around the world, and we truly believe we can make a difference,” said Jung. “Avon was founded in 1886, and has been inspiring and financially empowering women for 125 years. Today, Avon is the largest engine of economic opportunity for women on earth, serving more than six million Avon Representatives in over 100 countries.”
“This anniversary is an opportunity for us to recognize the Representatives of Istanbul who make Avon the company for women,” said Ronald Griffiths, Avon Turkey General Manager. “It is truly one of the only companies that transcends cultures and continues to empower women financially.”
Throughout 2011, approximately 125,000 Avon Representatives are expected to participate in the Avon Believe World Tour, which will soon make stops in New York, Chicago, Mexico City, Warsaw, Moscow, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Manila, Shanghai, New Delhi and Johannesburg.
Other 125th Anniversary Programs
In addition to the Avon Believe World Tour and a $2 million Avon Global Believe Fund, Avon is celebrating 125 years of empowering women with its previously announced program, Avon Voices, the first-ever online singing talent search for women and songwriting competition for women and men. A renowned judging panel of music industry leaders from around the world includes: Fergie, six-time Grammy-Award winner; Diane Warren, legendary songwriter; Natasha Bedingfield, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter; Delta Goodrem, Australian Artist of the Decade; Lea Salonga, Filipina singer and actress; Ivete Sangalo, Brazil’s biggest pop star; and Russian sensation Valeriya. The program launched in December 2010 in more than 60 countries, and invites people around the world to share their voices – to join in and sing out. More information is available at www.AvonVoices.com.
Avon has partnered with the Hagley Museum and Library to create a digital corporate archive including Avon brochures, advertising and product images spanning the company’s 125-year history of empowering women. Avon’s digital corporate archive can be accessed at http://www.hagley.org/library/exhibits/avon/
Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with over $10 billion in annual revenue. As the world’s largest direct seller, Avon markets to women in more than 100 countries through approximately 6.5 million active independent Avon Sales Representatives. Avon’s product line includes beauty products, as well as fashion and home products, and features such well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques, Avon Naturals, and mark. Learn more about Avon and its products at www.avoncompany.com.
About the Avon Foundation for Women and Avon Global Philanthropy
Avon is a global corporate leader in philanthropy focused solely on causes that matter most to women. Through 2010 Avon global philanthropy, led by the U.S.-based Avon Foundation for Women, has donated more than $800 million in more than 50 countries for causes most important to women. Avon’s funding is focused on breast cancer research and access to care through the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, and efforts to reduce domestic and gender violence through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program. Avon also responds generously to provide support for relief and recovery efforts in times of major natural disasters and emergencies. The company’s global markets sell special products to raise funds for breast cancer and domestic violence, conduct hundreds of events that raise funds and awareness for these causes, and provide critical life-saving information to women everywhere through it global army of more than 6 million Avon Representatives.
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