Reese Witherspoon Joins Thousands for Breast Cancer Walk

Actress has been the Honorary Chairperson for the Avon Foundation for Women since 2007

By Peter Gicas Oct 17, 2011 1:25 PMTags
Reese WitherspoonDimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Reese Witherspoon does a lot more than walk the line.

The Oscar winner continued to take steps in the fight against breast cancer by strolling alongside about 3,500 other participants in the 2011 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in New York City on Sunday.

Not only did the event help raise more than $8.4 million, but Witherspoon, who has been the honorary chair for the Avon Foundation for Women since 2007, also presented $9.1 million in grants this morning to breast cancer organizations in the New York-area on behalf of the foundation.

The presentation came during the final session of the 2011 Breast Cancer Global Congress.