AMC breast cancer researcher receives gift from Avon

By Staff
Kathryn Horwitz, PhD

UC Denver Distinguished Professor of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes Kathryn Horwitz, PhD.

A breast cancer researcher at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, has received $650,000 from the Avon Foundation for Women in support of various breast cancer outreach and research programs.

Kate Horwitz, PhD, a distinguished professor of endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes at the School of Medicine, received the gift at the end of the 2009 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Rocky Mountains. More than 1,400 walkers raised $2.6 million for statewide breast cancer programs during the June 27 event.

The gift brings Avon's total giving to the Cancer Center and the CU Foundation to more than $7 million since 2001.

"Avon's gifts have been invaluable in support of our outreach programs to medically underserved women in the Denver metro area, and our basic and clinical research programs," Horwitz said.