NEW YORK, Sept. 8 More than 30 years ago, L'Oreal Pariscoined the phrase "Because I'm Worth It" to celebrate a woman's worth andself-esteem. In 1997, as an extension of this sentiment, L'Oreal Paris beganraising money and awareness in the fight against ovarian cancer. Over thepast eleven years, L'Oreal Paris has offered hope to the tens of thousands ofwomen afflicted with ovarian cancer, helping raise in excess of $14 milliondollars to advance research, increase awareness and ultimately find a cure.
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L'Oreal Paris is proud to further its ongoing commitment to women's healthand the fight against ovarian cancer and aims to empower women to feelconfident and beautiful both inside and out. This year, L'Oreal Paris isinitiating several programs to raise awareness, educate women about thedisease and its symptoms, and support survivors and their families. WithSeptember being national Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, L'Oreal Paris'multi-pronged initiatives will include:
-- Color of Hope Makeup Collection -- The L'Oreal Paris Color of HopeMakeup Collection is every bit as inspiring, on-trend and fashion-forward, asit is hopeful. Featuring products for eyes, lips and nails, the collection isbased on the universally flattering shade of mauve with vibrant teal packagingaccents -- the color symbolizing ovarian cancer awareness. Together, theseshades represent strength, hope and inspiration. L'Oreal Paris will donate$2.00 to the OCRF from the purchase of each Color of Hope Colour RicheNurturing & Protective Lipcolour, available in the following shades: Color ofHope, A Lighter Shade of Hope and A Deeper Shade of Hope. The collection willbe available during the month of September at mass-market retailersnationwide.
-- Color of Hope Cosmetics Bag -- L'Oreal Paris will be offering The Colorof Hope Cosmetics Bag, which includes key products from the Collection. Withevery purchase of the exclusive Color of Hope Cosmetics Bag, L'Oreal Pariswill donate $5.00 to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF). Thisuniversally flattering collection is yours for only $25 (plus shipping andtax) at L'Oreal Paris retail stores, while supplies last. Please call888-270-7743 to order.
-- Hope Necklace -- The L'Oreal Paris Hope Necklace is a simple way forwomen everywhere to visibly and tangibly help in the fight against one of themost deadly women's cancers. The necklace was designed by 2008 Swarovski Awardfor Accessory Design recipient Philip Crangi and features a double eternityring design of cubic zirconia set in sterling silver. One ring is worn forremembrance and one ring is worn as a symbol of hope for the future. The HopeNecklace is available for $29.95 at www.lorealcolorofhope.com or by calling888-270-7743. With every purchase of the L'Oreal Paris Hope Necklace, $5.00will be donated to OCRF to support life saving research to fight this deadlydisease.
Additionally, in conjunction with the upcoming 2008 L'Oreal Legends Gala,a glamorous evening dedicated to hope and fundraising, L'Oreal Paris iscreating a special diamond and 14K white gold edition of the Hope Necklace,which many of our celebrity spokespeople will be wearing. The Diamond EditionHope Necklace will retail for $950.00. For every purchase of the DiamondEdition Hope Necklace, L'Oreal Paris will donate $150.00 to OCRF.
-- Strong Educational Programs -- To promote awareness and earlydetection, L'Oreal Paris had developed an informative and interactive websitewww.lorealcolorofhope.com, which provides information about the disease andoffers ways to help support the fight against ovarian cancer. In recognitionof the nearly 22,000 women annually diagnosed with the disease, L'Oreal Parishopes to draw 22,000 new visitors to the site during the month of September.
Additionally, L'Oreal Paris is partnering with EHE I