Cindy Crawford And Sonia Kashuk Show The Beauty Of Giving Back
Longtime friends come together to appear in a Public Service Announcement for "QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits" to benefit Cancer and Careers
WEST CHESTER, Pa., March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Model and entrepreneur Cindy Crawford and makeup artist and entrepreneur Sonia Kashuk have not only shared years of friendship, but also a passion for beauty. Now the two beauty mavens have united their passion to prove that a little makeup can make a big difference by appearing in both a print and television public service announcement for "QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits."
QVC and Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) are once again joining forces for a two-hour live charitable broadcast to provide shoppers with a special opportunity to feel beautiful while giving back. "QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits" is scheduled to air on QVC Wednesday, April 15 at 10 PM (ET) and will feature prestige beauty brands including Laura Mercier, Clinique, Laura Geller, Shiseido, Josie Maran, philosophy and more.
"Cindy and Sonia have each been inspiring women for years with their ambition and passionate spirits," said Ken O'Brien, senior vice president of merchandising for QVC. "We are honored to have them as our spokespeople this year and are confident that together, they will inspire viewers to make a difference."
During the event, beauty enthusiasts can choose from a selection of color cosmetics, fragrance, skin-care and hair-care products, and 80 percent of the purchase price* of donated merchandise will benefit Cancer and Careers, a charitable program of the CEW Foundation that is dedicated to the empowerment of people living and working with cancer. Since 2013, "QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits" has generated $2.2 million to benefit Cancer and Careers, which is part of QVC's ongoing commitment to support charitable causes that promote the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships.
"Cancer has affected so many lives, but the challenges of living and working with cancer is often an aspect of the diagnosis that rarely gets attention," said Crawford. "That is why I wanted to be a part of this great cause with my dear friend Sonia. Beauty is not just about the way you look, but also about the way you feel inside, and this is an opportunity for beauty to make a difference in people's lives."
"As a cancer survivor and beauty industry veteran, I am thrilled to be a part of Beauty with Benefits," added Kashuk. "It's wonderful to see so many leading names in beauty come together to support such a powerful cause that will impact the lives of so many."
"Cindy and Sonia embody what it means to be beautiful," said Carlotta Jacobson, president of Cosmetic Executive Women. "They have supported each other in friendship for so many years, so it's only fitting that they would come together to support a cause that means so much to both of them."
For additional information on "QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits," visit http://qvc.co/-Beauty-With-Benefits.
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: QVCA, QVCB), is the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to approximately 300 million homes worldwide through operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and a joint venture in China. Based in West Chester, Pa. and founded in 1986, QVC has evolved from a TV shopping company to a leading ecommerce and mobile commerce retailer. The company's website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.
About Cosmetic Executive Women
Cosmetic Executive Women, Inc. (CEW) is a nonprofit professional organization with over 5,000 female and male executives in the beauty, cosmetics, fragrance, and related industries. For more information, log on to www.cew.org. The CEW Foundation is the philanthropic arm of CEW, Inc., which runs Cancer and Careers, a groundbreaking initiative dedicated to empowering and educating people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. For more information, see www.CancerandCareers.org.
*Purchase price excludes shipping, handling and tax.
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