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Local Organization Receives $35,000 Grant from Avon

The Vietnamese Resettlement Association, located in Falls Church, has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer.

It is the 14th year that the program has received funding from the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade to support its work on this important health issue and in recognition of the program’s excellence. 

The Breast Health Outreach Program at the Vietnamese Resettlement Association will educate women in Northern Virginia and refer them to free mammograms and clinical breast exams in their own community. The program also helps women with any needed follow up where breast cancer is suspected, provides free screening for cervical cancer and advises about healthy eating and lifestyle.

“We are proud that the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade shares our mission and has chosen to support our program,” said Kim O. Cook, executive director of the Vietnamese Resettlement Association. “With these funds we will be able to provide more education and support to low income women in one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the nation.” For more information, call 703-532-3716.