New York, NY – April 6, 2011 – Today Fergie, six-time Grammy-award winning artist and Avon spokesperson, joined Andrea Jung, Avon Chairman and CEO, to celebrate the company's 125th Anniversary in New York's Madison Square Garden with 5,000 Avon Representatives. To honor the occasion and Avon's 125 years of empowering women, Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York, proclaimed April 6, 2011 "Avon's 125th Anniversary Day."
The event was the sixth stop of the 16-city "Avon Believe World Tour" to celebrate the company's heritage and belief in its mission to empower women. Throughout 2011, approximately 125,000 Avon Representatives will participate in the Avon Believe World Tour as it visits Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, London, Istanbul, Chicago, Mexico City, Warsaw, Moscow, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Manila, Shanghai, New Delhi and Johannesburg. In addition to Fergie, special guests who have joined Avon at past stops of the Tour include Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey, Yasmin Le Bon and Suze Orman. Zoe Saldana and other celebrity guests are expected to make appearances at future stops.