Avon Recognizes 4 Area Groups

by Emily Baird on October 13, 2009 at 5:56 am

Avon Chairman and CEO Andrea Jung is also recognizing four non-profit groups in our area for their efforts in tackling both breast cancer and domestic violence.

Genesis Healthcare System received 50 thousand dollars for its work with breast cancer. The money will go toward the first nurse navigator that helps navigate medical and financial phases for women going through chemotherapy and other treaments.

Transitions Inc., located in Zanesville, received 20 thousand dollars to help put a stop to family violence and provide a safe harbor for those enduring it.

The Center for New Beginnings Shelter and Services in Licking County also got a check for 20 thousand dollars. It’s a 24-7 emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence.

Lastly, Haven of Hope in Guernsey County got 20 thousand dollars to help victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and rape.

Jung says the Avon Foundation for Women disbursed this money to help support two issues its representatives deem important.