On May 2, 2009, Revlon, Lilly Tartikoff and the Entertainment Industry Foundation™ (EIF) announced that Revlon® brand ambassadors Jennifer Connelly, Jessica Alba, and Jessica Biel along with NBC late night host Jimmy Fallon will host the 2009 EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women in New York.
“Hundreds of thousands of women and men have come out year after year to support the cause and for loved ones who have been personally affected by cancer. Their devotion and commitment to finding a cure is what has made the EIF Revlon Run/Walk so successful,” says Ronald O. Perelman, chairman of Revlon, Inc., co-founder of the EIF Revlon Run/Walk, and co-founder of the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program. “Through significant advancement in education and research, so many women today have resources and treatments available to them and with that aid they are beating the odds and surviving cancer.”
It might only be another year before Ambassador Jessica Alba’s daughter Honor Marie Warren can walk alongside her famous mom, and use her celebrity cuteness for a good cause. “You can feel the energy, the hope when you are there,” Alba says. Now that Honor is big enough to run around on her own little legs, Jessica says chasing after her has replaced her workout regime. On the subject of having more children, Alba says “We’ll have a few [kids]… three or four,”
The EIF Revlon Run/Walk event, launched in 1993 through the combined efforts of Lilly Tartikoff, Ronald O. Perelman, chairman of Revlon, and EIF, is one of the nation’s largest single-day fundraisers to support women’s cancer research, counseling and outreach programs. Since inception, nearly $55 million in grants have been made from the combined events in New York and Los Angeles. Proceeds from past EIF Revlon Run/Walks have funded cutting-edge research, contributing to the development of the breakthrough gene treatment Herceptin® as well as other targeted therapies, bringing new and innovative treatment approaches to women’s cancers worldwide. Monies raised have also helped numerous organizations in providing education, advocacy and outreach services to those affected by women’s cancers.
Hosting the Los Angeles event the following week on Saturday, May 9 during Mother’s Day weekend, will be Emmy-nominated star of ABC’s “Samantha Who” Christina Applegate along with actress, singer and star of “Hannah Montana” Miley Cyrus, her mother Tish Cyrus, Revlon brand ambassador Beau Garrett and special guest and star of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” Carrie Ann Inaba.
To learn more about these races and the cause visit http://www.revlonrunwalk.com.