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Program Director, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer; 7-year breast cancer survivor
Eloise Caggiano joined the Avon Foundation for Women in early 2008 as Program Director for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer after more than ten years in communications, events planning and marketing. Eloise also brings a special personal connection to her leadership role with the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
In January 2005, at the young age of 33, Eloise was diagnosed with breast cancer. With no family history of cancer and a healthy and active lifestyle, the diagnosis was a true shock. After five surgeries, four months of chemotherapy, and losing both her left breast and her signature long hair, Eloise came through the experience successfully thanks to the great care of her doctors as well as the endless love and support of her friends, family and coworkers.
Eloise celebrates her seven-year “cancerversary” in 2012 and is proud to be putting both her professional expertise and personal experience to good use at the Avon Foundation for Women, which provides her with a fulfilling career and the ability to use her own breast cancer battle to help others. In addition to her official role, Eloise walks at least part of every one of the nine Avon Walks each year and is delighted to walk along side some of her friends and family who have now become Avon Walkers. (Her sister, cousins, aunt and good friends have participated in Avon Walks in NY, Charlotte, Washington DC and Rocky Mountains!)
Prior to the Avon Foundation, Eloise was Vice President at Manning Selvage & Lee Public Relations. She is a three-time NYC Marathon Finisher and a breast cancer advocate. She lives in Manhattan.