Reese Witherspoon made her first public appearance since being hit by a car in Santa Monica while jogging last month, at a walk for breast cancer in New York this past weekend.
Witherspoon, who was an honorary chairwoman of the Avon Foundation for Women, was still sporting some visible bruises on her forehead from her car encounter as she spoke to the masses at the Global Breast Cancer Congress.
Witherspoon told the crowd;
“Just as you are all here to gain new knowledge about improved methods to fight breast cancer around the world, the Avon Global Breast Cancer Clinical Scholars will have a once in a lifetime global opportunity to share scientific knowledge about treating breast cancer.
“The scholars will learn from the very best doctors in the United States and will return home with advanced skills and new information that will improve both the treatment and care of women facing breast cancer in their countries.”
Witherspoon put on her walking shoes and took part in the two-day 39.3-mile Avon Walk, which raised more than $8.4 million for the charity over the weekend.
After the walk, she told those who completed the long trek, “I’m absolutely amazed at what you all just did… All of you came here this weekend to make sure there are more survivors in our world, and the money you raised and the awareness you spread will help save lives.”