Friday, February 25, 2011

Walk Against Domestic Violence

Walk the Course Against Domestic Violence Expands to Two Cities in 2011

The Avon Foundation for Women is thrilled to announce that the third annual Walk the Course Against Domestic Violence will expand to two cities in 2011—Charlotte, N.C. and Chicago, IL. Held in conjunction with the PGA TOUR Wives Association (PTWA), the Wells Fargo Championship and the BMW Championship, the Walk the Course Against Domestic Violence is a unique, family-friendly event and fun for all ages. Participants will walk up to 18 holes (5 miles) alongside tournament players' wives and families to raise much-needed funds and awareness for the domestic violence cause. The third annual walk in Charlotte will take place on May 3 at the Quail Hollow Club during the PGA TOUR's Wells Fargo Championship. The inaugural walk in the Chicagoland area will take place on September 13 at the Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont, IL. during the PGA TOUR's BMW Championship, part of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup.
The Avon Foundation will award 100 percent of all proceeds raised to local domestic violence agencies. The funds will enable these agencies to help women and children affected by domestic violence, as well as to educate people about the issue, with the goal of helping create a world without domestic violence.
Representatives, families and friends who would like to participate can register online at or call 866-646-2866. Although fund-raising is not required, it is greatly needed and incentive prizes will be offered to help encourage fund-raising. Top fund-raisers will have the opportunity to meet professional golfers participating in both championships at a special reception after each walk. If you are interested in being the captain of "Team Avon" for either even, please contact Eloise Caggiano at
The goal of Walk the Course Against Domestic Violence is to draw attention to this difficult issue that affects women of every race, age and background, and to work to change the course of domestic violence for all victims and their families.

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