Monday, August 18, 2014

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month: here is how LMOCF is making a difference and you can too

 Hello Dear Friends,
One of my favorite brands is building awareness and fundraising for ovarian cancer research. Please read below and see how you can help out today!

This September, the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund (LMOCF) encourages everyone to join in the fight against ovarian cancer.
Since launching the fund in 2012, LMOCF has continued to educate women about the disease, support those who are undergoing treatment and fund research for a cure. LMOCF has donated over $300,000 to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to help support cutting-edge research that is currently being conducted by Dr. Carol Aghajanian, Chief of Gynecological Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Aghajanian is an expert in "PARP,” and as a first step in treatment, PARP inhibitors tell doctors exactly how to identify the type of ovarian cancer that a patient has (which has been a major challenge in ovarian cancer treatment).
“September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and is the perfect time to join in the fight against this disease,” stated Claudia Poccia, President and CEO of Gurwitch Products. “Getting more people involved is the first step in creating greater awareness for this disease. LMOCF is pleased to recommend four ways to do something meaningful this month.”

1.      KNOW THE SYMPTOMS-- Most women don't know the symptoms (experience persistent bloating, abdominal or pelvic pain, feeling full quickly when eating or changes in urination) or risk factors. If you have symptoms or a family history of the disease, talk to a doctor. Don't wait; the earlier ovarian cancer is diagnosed, the better the prognosis.
2.      SPREAD THE WORD-- Talk to your friends and family members about what you've learned. You can join the Speak Out for Hope conversation online by following @LauraMercier on Twitter and Instagram and use #LMOCF, #SpeakOutForHope to support this important cause.
3.      DONATE-- You can help LMOCF continue to raise awareness and fund research and educational efforts by making a donation to All funds go to programs that help diagnose, treat and support women with ovarian cancer.
4.      SHOP FOR THE CAUSE-- Laura Mercier cosmetics donates 100 percent of the profits from the sale of Bonne Mine palette directly to the fund today and every day. The 2014 annually-released September items are a Lip GlacĂ© in Peach Hope, an exclusive Jenny Packham Teal Clutch and the Bracelet of Hope.
Fundraising Product
Cost & Donation
Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Palette
An ultra-sheer, blendable palette that provides skin with a natural “no makeup” glow that looks soft and sun-kissed. The palette was inspired by Laura’s work with celebrity clients, who wanted a universal compact that would “wake-up” their skin and give them a healthy glow.
($48) 100% of the profits from the sale of this product will be donated to LMOCF
Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Peach Hope
A high-shine, perfectly pigmented lip gloss with rich, long-lasting colour and brilliant shine that creates the appearance of fuller lips. This luxe lip gloss glides on for peachy-pink shimmer and brilliant shine.
($25) 100% of the profits from the sale of this product will be donated to LMOCF
Laura Mercier Bracelet of Hope
An inspirational piece of jewelry to empower every woman with courage, strength and energy. The precious stones, including freshwater pearls and crystal quartz, were hand-selected, and the bracelet is nickel and lead free.
($35) 100% of the profits from the sale of this product will be donated to LMOCF
Jenny Packham Teal Clutch
Laura Mercier and world-renowned fashion designer Jenny Packham have partnered to create an exclusive teal clutch to benefit LMOCF. The clutch was inspired by Kate Middleton’s beautiful teal dress that she wore to Our Greatest Team Rises Gala dinner at London's Royal Albert Hall.
($300) 100% of the profits from the sale of this product will be donated to LMOCF
It takes four Seattle artists, three layers of molten glass and two thousand degrees to make one glassybaby. Each 'strength' glassybaby is a beautiful, opaque shade of teal.
($44) 10% from the sale of each 'strength' glassybaby will be donated to LMOCF

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