Ro Salutes:: Evelyn Lauder, Champion in Beauty 1936-2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
The beauty world is mourning the loss of Evelyn Lauder, daughter-in-law of beauty legend Estee Lauder. Evelyn, 75 served as Vice President of Estee Lauder and passed away at her home from Ovarian Cancer.
For over 20 years Evelyn has pioneered the fight against cancer and it is said that she is the reason why we wear pink ribbons in support of Breast Cancer.
When asked about why she pioneered the fight against Breast Cancer she said:
"There had been no publicity about breast cancer, but a confluence of events - the pink ribbon, the color, the press, partnering with (model) Elizabeth Hurley, having Estee Lauder as an advertiser in so magazines and persuading so many of my friends who are health and beauty editors to do stories about breast health - got people talking."
We all are familiar with the Lauder Name and are thankful for all that Evelyn did to pioneer for the fight against Breast Cancer. May she rest in peace.
Until next time beauties.