Residents participating in Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

DOWNEY – Longtime Downey residents Howard Phillips and Alicia Edquist are walking in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Santa Barbara this September. In honor of Phillips’ late wife, Susan Phillips, who passed away from breast cancer in 2002, the family is also hosting its eighth annual Sue Phillips Memorial Fundraiser on Sunday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. at the Downey Masonic Lodge.

The benefit event includes an Italian dinner, quarter auction and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Avon Breast Cancer Foundation.

Cost of the dinner and quarter auction is $35. To RSVP, call (562) 861-4165 or go to

Susan Phillips was active in Downey PTA, West Downey Little League, Job’s Daughters and Warren High band boosters. She also taught “Tot Time” for the city of Downey.

As part of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, each walker must raise at least $1,800. The two-day walk is Sept. 6-7 and encompasses 39.3 miles in Santa Barbara.



Published: July 24, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 15