Evelyn Lauder, advocate of breast cancer awareness, dies at 75

By on Nov 14, 2011 in Announcement, Health, United States Comments

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Evelyn Lauder, an ardent advocate for breast cancer awareness, died Saturday at her Manhattan home, as announced by several international news sites, November 14, 2011.

According to reports, Evelyn Lauder died at the age of 75 from complications of non-genetic ovarian cancer.

Evelyn Lauder is apparently credited as one of the creators of the pink ribbon as a symbol for awareness of breast cancer. Together with Alexandra Penney, Evelyn Lauder established The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Evelyn Lauder was said to be the Senior Corporate Vice President of cosmetic giant Estée Lauder Companies and a member of the board of overseers at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Related reports reveal that a 1995 profile in The New York Times called her “an immaculately turned-out, awesomely organized woman” who had started to fill the public role that had been filled by her mother-in-law, Estée Lauder.

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