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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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A rousing auction followed, which included such packages as a spa retreat in the Maldives, donated by Spa Media Group; a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade package, with Trump Soho Spa treatments, donated by Macy’s and Allure; a Napa Valley wine country getaway, donated by Women’s Health; and a Grammy Awards Hollywood experience, donated by GQ and Target. Overall, the auction raised more than $56,000 for the cause.

The program concluded with a poignant tribute to Charla Krupp, the author and beauty and style expert who passed away of cancer in 2012. “The beauty world has lost one of its own, an extraordinarily generous and talented woman," said Jacobson. Krupp, who also was the former Glamour beauty director, appeared on the Today show with Katie Couric 113 times, with beauty tips and advice, and was a mentor and a guiding force in the industry, as well as an inspiration to all who knew her.

In a video tribute, her husband Richard Zoglin, said, “She worked and no one knew she was being treated. She didn’t want cancer to define her and it didn’t.”

Cristina Carlino, founder of Philosophy, said, “Who could have been that sick and that alive at the same time? Because of her, the message of Cancer and Careers is even more important today.”

Event sponsors included Self, Omnicom Group, BBDO, Ketchum, Marina Maher Communications, Robertet, Devries, Mary Kay, Orlandi, Tweezerman, QVC, Alden Image, Beauty Inc., Consultancy Media, Kaplow, Suite K and WWD.