DREAMBALL

Raises Nearly $2 Million

The American Cancer Society and the Personal Care Products Council raised nearly $2 million for the Look Good…Feel Better (LGFB) organization at the 26th annual DreamBall at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on September 16.

The DreamBall, founded by Beauty Fashion’s chairman John Ledes, honored Ed Shirley, vice chair, global beauty and grooming, P&G. “I am personally passionate about the cause, having had many people close to me fight cancer,” Shirley said. “I am inspired by the beauty and courage of these women, and this program offers each of them an inspirational transformation.” Pete Nordstrom, president of merchandising, Nordstrom Inc., was also honored. Both men have extended the reach and message of LGFB.

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P&G’s Ed Shirley with Pete Nordstrom of Nordstrom Inc. Ed Shirley and Pete Nordstrom (r.) with Dr. Herb Zaretsky and Dr. Arnold Baskies. American Cancer Society’s Don Distasio, Jennifer Griffin, Isaiah Mustafo, PCPC’s Lezlee Westine and Louanne Roark.
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Louanne Roark and Kari Siegel of the American Cancer Society. W’s Lucille Duran, Terry Darland of Parfums Christian Dior, LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics’ Pamela Baxter, Art Spiro of Liz Claiborne Brands, Louanne Roark and
Kelly Vanasse of P&G.
CEW’s Carlotta Jacobson with Heidi Manheimer of Shiseido and Beauté Prestige International’s Nicholas Munafo
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Lucille Duran and NPD’s Lori Monaco and Diane Nicholson (r.) with Firmenich’s Westly Morris. Macy’s Nancy Schmidt, Linda Levy and
Muriel Gonzalez.
P&G Prestige’s Don Loftus with Linda Wells of Allure and Condé Nast’s Charles Townsend.
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L’Oréal’s Ramzy Burns and Ed Fox LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics’ Pamela Baxter,
Jean-Marc Plisson, Linda Maiocco and Jim Maki.
Estée Lauder’s Thia Breen and Ron Klein of Macy’s.
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Givaudan’s Cos Policastro and Felix Mayr-Harting (r.) with Ann Gottlieb of Ann Gottlieb Associates Revlon’s Annette Falso, Chris Elshaw, Ron Perelman and his daughter, Samantha, and Alan Ennis. Chrysallis’ Randall Williamson and Jill Scalamandre.

This year’s DreamGirl, Jennifer Griffin, has been on the front lines in Kabul, Baghdad and Afghanistan as national security correspondent for Fox News, and is now cancer-free after a year of fighting against Stage 3 Triple Negative breast cancer. “Look Good…Feel Better gave me my body armor,” Griffin said. “The program gives women diagnosed with cancer a weapon during their time of war.”

Pamela Baxter, DreamBall chairman and president and CEO of LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics, said that nearly 9,000 LGFB group workshops have helped over 50,000 women this year by instilling dignity and providing hope during the life-changing crossroads of their cancer diagnosis.
“This year, there are more corporate partnerships than ever before, all designed to raise funds and awareness and recruit volunteers to support program expansion,” Baxter said.

In the last two decades, with the support of the cosmetic industry, the DreamBall has raised more than $35 million in support of the program and the American Cancer Society, making it the primary source of funding for LGFB.

As part of the DreamBall’s fundraising effort, five women bid on and won a date with Old Spice model Isaiah Mustafa. The lucky ladies are Francine Gingras, Nancy Berger Cardone, Mary Morgan, Cathy Eckart and Kristine Welker.
The fête also featured a fabulous performance by Alexa Ray Joel.

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