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Meet Franz: inspiring others with my story

May 4, 2018

Franz Tolentino from the Philippines was inspired to join Avon as a Representative after attending a group support session hosted by Avon at her local Breast Care Centre.  As a breast cancer survivor she experienced first-hand how Avon gave support to women with breast cancer – not just through fundraising but through education and by connecting women who can give each other hope.

"I thought breast cancer was the end of all my dreams,” explains Franz.  “Being part of a supportive and inspiring group of women helped me realize that it was just the beginning of a beautiful tomorrow for me and my family.  The more I learned about what Avon did, the more I wanted to be a part of it.

“Now I have a wonderful second chance to achieve my dreams and share my survival story at the same time – in the hope that I can inspire someone else who needs it, like I did.” 

Franz has used her innate courage and faith to develop her skills and growing her business – she’s now a successful Executive Leader.  “I proudly sell Avon products and support my family.  It’s great to work on my own terms but the piece that motivates me most is the opportunity to be a spokesperson for breast cancer and share my story with the women I connect with every day.”

 
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