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Hanson Bridgett Raises $55,000 for Breast Cancer Research

October 1, 2013 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) — Hanson Bridgett raised more than $55,000 for breast cancer research through their team fundraising for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer returned for its 11th year to San Francisco with the Avon Walk San Francisco, held on Sept. 28-29. Team Hanson Bridgett, comprised of 27 walkers, included employees, friends and family, and were joined by thousands from San Francisco and across the U.S. to participate in a weekend fundraising event to support breast cancer.

Walkers were required to raise a minimum of $1,800 to participate and the Avon Foundation distributes the funds raised to local, regional and national breast cancer organizations to advance access to quality breast health care for all and to fund research into the prevention and causes of breast cancer and ultimately, to find a cure.

The event began on Saturday, Sept. 28 with an inspirational opening ceremony at Fort Mason. Walkers embarked on their journey of up to 26.2 miles on Saturday through the San Francisco area, supported by an all-volunteer crew and cheered on by family, friends and supporters along the route. On Sunday, Sept. 29, after completing the Avon Walk’s final 13.1 miles—for a total of up to 39.3 miles over the course of the weekend—participants joined family and friends to celebrate their achievement at a closing ceremony at Fort Mason. At the ceremony, the Avon Foundation awarded new grants to Northern California breast cancer organizations, ensuring the funds raised immediately benefit the community.

"This walk has been on my bucket list for quite some time and I am so proud that I was able to participate with my wife and my Hanson Bridgett family. Many of us have been affected by breast cancer in one way or another and this past weekend was our way of saying 'no more'" said Andrew Giacomini, Hanson Bridgett's Managing Partner. "It was truly inspiring."

About the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer series is a project of the Avon Foundation for Women, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Since its launch in 2003, the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer series has raised nearly $488 million through the dedication of more than 187,000 participating women and men from across the country, including thousands of Avon Associates and Representatives. The Avon Foundation awards the funds raised to local, regional and national breast cancer organizations to support breast cancer education, screening and diagnosis, access to treatment and support services, and research. Since Avon launched the Crusade in 1992, Avon breast cancer programs in 58 countries have donated more than $780 million for research and advancing access to care. Visit www.avonwalk.org for more information.


About Hanson Bridgett LLP

Founded in 1958, Hanson Bridgett has more than 150 attorneys located in offices in San Francisco, the North Bay, Sacramento, Silicon Valley and the East Bay. Our clients range from multinational Fortune 500 corporations to individuals, including a number of public agencies in California. We are socially responsible members of our communities. Our firm is driven by a commitment to diversity, charitable giving, pro-bono legal work and hands-on service. More information on Hanson Bridgett can be found at www.hansonbridgett.com.

Michelle Klopp
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Director of Business Development
(415) 995-5075