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Heffernan Fields 2nd Largest Avon Breast Cancer Walk Team

SAN FRANCISCO, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Group sent a team of 42 women to participate in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer on July 9 and 10, 2011 in San Francisco.

Second largest in size and fundraising in the San Francisco area, the group (called "Team Ta Ta Sisterhood" and made up of friends, family and staff from Heffernan Group) raised $87,194 for the cause.  The women walked 39.3 miles over the two days of the event.  

Michelle Lonaker, Director of Corporate Philanthropy for Heffernan and a walk participant, said, "I could not be more proud of the team, their dedication to the cause, and their efforts in training and fundraising.  And as always, we were grateful for all the support we received from our family at Heffernan."

Heffernan Group has participated in the Avon Breast Cancer Walk San Francisco every year since 2008, and Team Ta Ta Sisterhood will be back fighting for the cause in 2012.  Check in early 2012 for more information about next year's team and training. Visit to see pictures of the team on this year's walk.

Heffernan Insurance Brokers offers a full line of property, liability, group medical insurance, personal insurance and financial services.  The company provides insurance products and services to individuals, as well as to a diverse group of companies within a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, wine, property owners, nonprofits, and technology.

About Heffernan Insurance Brokers 

Heffernan Insurance Brokers, formed in 1988, is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States. Heffernan provides comprehensive insurance and financial services products to a wide range of businesses and individuals. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Heffernan has offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Palo Alto, Los Angeles and Orange, Calif.; Portland, OR; St. Louis, MO and New York, NY.

Heffernan Insurance Brokers was named the Top Mid-Sized Broker in the United States to Work for in 2009 by Business Insurance Magazine. The firm has been among the Top Greater Bay Area Philanthropists since 2003 by donating more than $2.5 million to local charities.  Each of the firm's 420 employees is granted four paid days off per year to volunteer their time at a local nonprofit. The Heffernan Group provides a Workplace Wellness program for all employees and many participate in active volunteering events such as the Avon Breast Cancer Walk and Best Buddies Hearst Castle Challenge bike ride.

For more information, please visit or call 800.234.6787. License # 0564249.

SOURCE Heffernan Insurance Brokers