Evelyn H. Lauder, Champion of Breast Cancer Research, Dies at 75

Global, News — By on November 14, 2011 at 7:53 am

Evelyn H. Lauder died in her Manhattan home on Saturday, November 12. Mrs. Lauder was best known as the executive director of The Estee Lauder Cosmetics Company and for her work as a pioneer in bringing global awareness to women’s health.

Evelyn Lauder was a breast cancer advocate and created the pink ribbon, synonymous with the fight against breast cancer. At the helm of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Evelyn Lauder raised millions of dollars for research.

In 2009, for The Cancer Vixen Fundraiser in New York City, one of our editors, Lauri Panopoulos, had the honor of designing and creating the first annual “Shoe Award”. The award was a sculptural shoe presented to Mrs. Lauder for her humanitarian efforts. The fundraiser, created by Marisa Acocella Marchetto was created to benefit uninsured and underinsured women and is one of the top charitable fall events in NYC with leaders from business, healthcare, politics, entertainment and sports all coming together to help raise money.

Please visit: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
and The Cancer Vixen Fund for more information.

Lauri Panopoulos is a fine art doll artist and sculptor . Visit her at Lauripanopoulos.com

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