*file photo* * EVELYN LAUDER LOSES CANCER... - Friday 1st October 2010

*file photo* * EVELYN LAUDER LOSES CANCER BATTLE ESTEE LAUDER boss EVELYN LAUDER has lost her battle with cancer at the age of 75. The businesswoman daughter-in-law of brand founder Estee Lauder died at her home in New York on Saturday (12Nov11). Lauder's legacy includes the co-creation of the pink ribbon campaign for breast cancer awareness. She helped create the bows to remind Estee Lauder customers about breast exams in the early 1990s and they have become a symbol of women's cancer survival ever since. The success of her campaign prompted U.S. politicians to designate October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month annually. The money raised from the sale of the ribbons and other related items helped Lauder establish the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, which opened in 2009. Lauder was diagnosed with cancer in 2007. She was born in Austria in 1936 and arrived in New York after fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe with her parents. She wed Estee Lauder's son Leonard in 1959. The couple's sons, William and Gary, are executives in the Lauder organisation. (KL/WNWC/CL) Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Elizabeth Hurley helps light the Empire State Building pink to kick-off Estee Lauder's 'Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign' New York City, USA - 01.10.10 (5 images)

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Gabrielle Union Contacts FBI After Topless Photos Of Actress Leak Online

Gabrielle Union is just one of the many female celebrities who have had their...

Gabrielle Union Contacts FBI After Topless Photos Of Actress Leak Online

Colin Farrell Confirms He Has Landed Lead Role In 'True Detective'

Colin Farrell is the next huge Hollywood actor to take his talents to the...

Colin Farrell Confirms He Has Landed Lead Role In 'True Detective'

One Direction's Zayn Malik Recalls Receiving "Family Planning Advice" From Russell Brand In Autobiography Extract

When a young man needs some much needed advice on the risks of unprotected...

One Direction's Zayn Malik Recalls Receiving

Jennifer Lopez Ft. Iggy Azalea - Booty

Jennifer Lopez has released the music video for her new single, 'Booty', after it was remixed by Australian rapper...

Jennifer Lopez - Booty Video

Angelina Jolie Set To Direct Conservationist Richard Leakey Biopic 'Africa'

Angelina Jolie has already found her next directorial project, and it is another...

Angelina Jolie Set To Direct Conservationist Richard Leakey Biopic 'Africa'

Eminem Ft. Sia - Guts Over Fear

Ahead of his upcoming compilation album, 'Shady XV', Eminem has released a lyric video for his August 2014...

Eminem - Guts Over Fear Video
Advertisement

Emma Watson's First U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador Speech Targets Gender Inequality

Emma Watson, who was newly appointed a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador...

Emma Watson's First  U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador Speech Targets Gender Inequality

Kite - Trailer

When her father, a police officer investigating a human trafficking case, is murdered along with her mother, Sawa...

Kite Trailer

HBO's "On The Run" Special Has Us Teary-Eyed And Loving Everything About The Carter Family

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. Beyonce and Jay Z’s On The Run special on HBO...

HBO's


More recommendations



Gallery Index: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0

All images on Contactmusic.com are subject to copyright and at no time should images be taken from this site for use anywhere else. If you do require permission for legitimate use please contact us.