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CEW 2012 Beauty of Giving Luncheon Benefits Cancer; Careers

By: Nancy Jeffries
Posted: December 11, 2012
CEW 2012 Beauty of Giving Luncheon

From left, Carlotta Jacobson, president, CEW; Kate Sweeney, executive director, CEW Foundation; Bob McDonald, chairman, president and CEO, P&G; Gina Drosos, chairwoman, CEW Foundation Board; at 2012 Beauty of Giving luncheon. P&G was honored for its longstanding support of the Cancer and Careers program.

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She cited the contributions of Founding Sponsors Avon and Genentech, as well as Laura Geller, Chanel, Elizabeth Arden, The Estée Lauder Companies, Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund, L’Oréal USA, P&G Beauty & Grooming, Self, Shiseido, Allure, Bare Escentuals, Batallure Beauty LLC., Bath & Body Works, Bloomingdale’s, Johnson & Johnson, Kaplow, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Sephora, Target, Time Inc. and Tweezerman. She also noted the $72,000 contribution raised by 32 magazines in their annual Beauty Editor’s Closet sales.

In introducing Bob McDonald, chairman, president and CEO, P&G, as well the event’s honoree, Drosos said, “P&G impacts billions of individuals around the world—from eradicating neo-natal tetanus, to pure water programs, to supporting and building strong communication networks, and enriching lives.”

In presenting McDonald with CEW Foundation’s Beauty of Giving Award for Uniting Business and Benevolence, Drosos noted P&G was among the first companies to support CEW Foundation’s Cancer and Careers program,  and highlighted such P&G programs as the Do Something Beautiful campaign, Pantene Beautiful Lengths, and the Live, Learn and Thrive initiative aimed at keeping children healthy with clean drinking water in parts of the developing world, reiterating its message of Touching Lives and Improving Life.

McDonald, thanking CEW for the honors, said, “We believe strongly in giving back to the communities in which we work. The innovations of such products as SK II and others, like Clairol, with its first at-home color treatment, have been important to our philanthropic efforts. In addition, some of our biggest innovations come through our partnerships with others. This same spirit is true of Cancer and Careers, which allows us to come together to be greater than our individual parts. This is how we connect diverse modes and create something even greater.

"We’ve learned how important it is to create workplaces that support individuals undergoing cancer treatment. My request is that we all support our friends and colleagues. Support Cancer and Careers. Someday someone we all know will need it.”

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