Team NBN (No Boobs Neglected) is a group of individuals that participate in the Avon 39 every year to help find a cure for breast cancer.
To check out the Team NBN Avon website, click here! For more information about each Team NBN member, scroll down to see their story.
We have a really awesome group of people at NBN Sports. People who care about others and giving back to their community. A few of our employees and their family and friends started Team NBN. Team NBN is a group of people who have taken on the The Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer challenge. Walking 39 miles in 2 days and raising thousands of dollars for charity. Team NBN is truly an inspiration to us all!
For more information on the 2016 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in San Francisco, please click here!
Team NBN Members
To donate to Terri’s fundraising efforts, click here.
To donate to Marcy’s fundraising efforts, click here.
To donate to Erin’s fundraising efforts, click here.
To donate to Denise’s fundraising efforts, click here.
More Info on Team NBN:
We all know that there’s strength in numbers, so it’s with great strength that we’ll work and walk toward putting an end to the suffering caused by breast cancer. Members of our team, Team NBN, began participating in the Avon 39 San Francisco in 2012 after losing a loved one to the disease.
NBN Sports was inspired by their employees and friends of Team NBN, so they decided they wanted to help too by providing gear and event promotion to help work towards their amazing fundraising goal. The team now includes individuals from all around the Bay Area including, San Jose, Campbell, Cupertino, Fremont, Hayward, Newark, Foster City, Vacaville, Petaluma, Sacramento and as far south as Arroyo Grande. We continue to grow every year as individuals join our fight against one of the leading causes of death in women.
All women and men are at risk for breast cancer. This year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) reports that over 211,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer and over 40,000 deaths will be attributed to the disease.
Breast cancer also occurs in men, and this year over 460 men in the U.S. will die from breast cancer. Because there is no known cure for the disease, awareness, education and early detection are our best defenses against it.
According to the ACS, there is a 98% survival rate when breast cancer is caught early, before it spreads to other parts of the body.
For this reason, every year our team members join the event in San Francisco and with thousands of others we walk for two days and nearly 40 miles through the beautiful streets of San Francisco. From bustling downtown to the raw beauty of Marin County, the magical “walk” takes us across the Golden Gate Bridge and along the Sausalito waterfront. We see Fisherman’s Wharf and Lombard Street and get an up-close view of the city’s cable cars and gorgeous Victorian homes. The legendary roller coaster hills challenge and invigorate us as we strive to make a difference in the lives of so many men and women who have been affected by this horrible disease!!!
Each team member is required to raise a minimum $1800 to participate in the event and the money raised is managed and disbursed by the Avon Foundation. Funds are awarded for breast cancer awareness and education; screening and diagnosis; treatment; support services; and scientific research. Beneficiaries range from leading cancer centers to community-based non-profit breast health programs in the vicinities of each Avon Walk event and nationwide. The focus is on reaching the medically underserved population, including minorities, the poor, elderly, under- and uninsured, with a mission to fund access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer. To date, Team NBN has raised over $54,000 for this cause. The Avon 39 series is a 501 (c) (3) public charity and their federal tax ID number is 13-6128447. All donations to Team NBN are recorded under this tax ID number and may be used as a tax write off.
Our next walk is set for July 23rd and 24th in 2016… Our goal: To have 25 team members raise a minimum of $50k by walk day! It’s a lofty ambition, but because we’re in this together, we know that, with your help, we can do it. Even if you can’t make a monetary donation we encourage you to make plans to travel to the City on these days and watch the sea of pink, and cheer us on. It is an amazing and inspiring sight to see. We look forward to seeing you at the event, as we turn a corner, conquer a hill or as we cross that finish line! Together we can make a difference, we can find a cure.
Toss for Tatas Fundraiser
Throughout the year, Team NBN and NBN Sports partner up to bring community fundraisers and events like Toss for Tatas. T4TT is an event full fun, prizes, a BBQ, and family friendly games for entertainment. And of course, great people. Check back for updated on Toss for Tatas and other events we have throughout the year. We’ll keep you posted!