Avon 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer

Avon 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer

Avon 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer

Dear Friends and Family,

I’ve made the decision to crush breast cancer by participating in AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer in Chicago, IL.  I will be walking with my friend and Avon Sister Emily Seagren. It will be two days and 39 miles of sore muscles and blisters, but I’m ready to take on the challenge!

Part of earning my 39 is fundraising $1,800 – a critical part of this challenge that requires me to face my fears about asking for donations. The money raised through the AVON 39 goes to fund important research and community programs both locally and nationally. This is about saving lives and getting healthy, and I’m ready to do my part.

To make a donation, click the included link to my personal fundraising page. It’s quick, easy and secure to donate online.

Thank you in advance for helping me crush breast cancer!


Click here to visit my personal page.

Click here to view the team page for Team Avon Chicago

Team Avon Chicago

Team Avon Chicago is all about impact.  Together, we take on AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer and we raise funds to make life better for breast cancer patients and their families.

We each have our reasons for participating – whether it’s a personal fight with breast cancer, the struggle or loss of a loved one, a deep commitment to the cause, or the urge to dig deep and do something BIG. Team Avon Chicago is determined to put an end to the suffering caused by this disease.

We’ve each made a big commitment.  We’ll spend the next few months raising life-saving funds and training to walk up to a marathon and a half over two days. Because we’re in this together, we know that we can do it!

Please support Team Avon Chicago.  Donating online is easy and secure!

Thank you in advance for your support!
Team Avon Chicago

About Avon Representative Shirl Papaian

Avon 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer

Shirl Papaian has been an Avon Representative since September 2014. She sells at the Honor Society Level (over $20,000 annually) and is a Gold Ambassador with over 200 team members nationwide.

Avon 39 The Walk to End Breast CancerIn 2016, Shirl was awarded on stage at the Annual PC Gala Luncheon for the highest online sales in her district, for earning President’s Club Level and other various incentives. She advanced from Ambassador to Silver Ambassador and to Gold Ambassador through her consistent efforts to grow and mentor her team of Avon Representatives. She also became a DSWA Certified ELITE Leader.

Shirl’s stats for 2016 are as follows; Shirl and her team’s sales were more than $92,000. Her Team’s sales growth was 365%.  She was #1 in her District for Sales Team Growth and #4 in sales.

In 2016 Shirl earned almost $2,000 in Avon bonuses in the “Journey to Gold Incentive” and earned herself a Champion Blender by being #59 out of 400 Avon Ambassadors in the “Ignite Your Avon Torch” incentive. She also won all three awards in the “One Team, One Dream” incentive.

My Avon Story

I decided to become and Avon Representative in 2014.  My daughter had signed up and my sister-in-law had as well. My sister-in-law joined for the discount on her own purchases and my daughter gave it up after a while, she found she didn’t have the time she wanted to devote to it with two toddlers.

I had always thought about becoming an Avon Rep, but it was always just a thought. I remember my mom buying Avon when I was very young and was always mesmerized at all the products and how the Avon lady always looked so beautiful and polished.

My daughter’s upline who is a mutual friend, Leslie Reid, was always sharing deals and the opportunity on Facebook. One day she posted about joining her team and becoming an Avon Rep; I just decided right then and there to do it.

For the remainder of that first year I concentrated on learning as much as I could about the business; learning most everything on my own. Then in 2015 I devoted every extra dollar and minute I had to my Avon Business. I grew my customer base slowly but surely and over time my customer base and sales consistently increased. I even started my leadership journey at the encouragement of Emily Seagren who was Leslie’s upline.

I studied and learned everything I could from Emily and through hers and Leslie’s mentorship I am where I am today. My goal in Leadership is to earn the title of “Leader” and in sales “Honor Society” again in 2017. My long term goal is to retire and Avon continue to be my major source of income.