“Courage. Believe in a world without breast cancer. Know we’re here until it’s true” — Estée Lauder Companies
|Clinique’s moisturizing lotion; $36 and Chubby Stick in “Plumped up Pink” w/ribbon $16|
|Ojon restorative hair treatment; $19.50|
|EL Elizabeth Hurley makeup case, lipstick in candy & Pink Innocence shimmer gloss; $29.50|
|Bobbi Brown Pink Peony Set w/Bronzing Powder and brush; $45|
|Evelyn Lauder, philanthropist and activist.|
Thankfully, I don’t know many women that have suffered from the malices of breast cancer. The closest scare was my cousin’s mother-in-law who spent her entire life not fathoming she could be stricken with the deadly disease. It wasn’t until her arrival to the US two years ago did she put some factors together: her mother, sister, aunt and grandmother had all lost the battle. My mother, being the ultra resourceful and known among our inner and extended circles, saved her life. That’s a story for another day, but “X” is cancer-free, just 18 months later.
woman, mothers, sisters, aunts, friends, nieces, cousins, grandmothers and wives have suffered the wrath of such an ugly disease.
October is breast cancer awareness month and pink ribbons are everywhere. Causes and campaigns for the much-needed obliteration of this diseases are in full effect. Beauty pioneer Evelyn Lauder, a visionary and life changer, sadly passed away exactly one year ago to complications of non-genetic ovarian cancer, but has not stopped her legacy of empowering women all over the world. She brought the pink ribbon — first revealed in 1992 — and awareness of the deadly disease to the fore so that women would be informed; men too. Now in the company’s 20th anniversary of celebrating life and hope, the BCA Campaign unveils a new logo and mission statement: Devoted to defeating breast cancer through education and medical research. To date, total contributions by The BCA Campaign to BCRF exceed $35 million.
Some pertinent facts about Estée Lauder companies and their mission through the life of Evelyn Lauder.
- Established in 1992, The BCA Campaign is The Estée Lauder Companies’ largest global philanthropic initiative and is active in more than 70 countries.
- Mrs. Evelyn H. Lauder and Alexandra Penney (SELF magazine) co-created the Pink Ribbon, a worldwide symbol for breast health.
- The BCA Campaign’s mission: Devoted to defeating breast cancer through education and medical research.
- Contributions raised to date: more than $35 million, which has made possible 140 grants around the world funded through The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.
Between now and the mid-November, all Lauder beauty companies are offering products on their respective counters which they’ve selected to represent the fight and mission. The products we all love to use to beautify ourselves have an added value by sharing proceeds and donning little pink ribbons. The campaign is now in its 20th year of dedicated work and couldn’t be more excited about their efforts.
My favorite: Clinique moisturizing lotion and Pure Lipcolor in “Candy.” Both are great for everyday wear. I need to get my hands on the Bobbi Brown bronzing powder! It just looks so lush!
Visit your local counter and share the love with those suffering & fighting, those that don’t know and those who’ve lost the fight. Wear pink. Rock pink. Be pink!
All products have a donation of at least 15% going directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Every product has a different donation amount. See counters for more details. Most items are available now through Nov. 14, 2012.
Eat well, love unapologetically, pray with true intention, and take care of yourself.