Our entire office was saddened by the news this weekend that Evelyn Lauder had passed away. Not only was her work at Estee Lauder inspiring, but her passion for breast cancer research helped change many lives. In 1993, Lauder founded The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), which has raised $350 million dollars for research.
In honor of Breast Cancer month each year, landmark buildings across the US, including the Empire State Building, participate in The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign’s Global Landmark Illumination Initiative with pink lights. Tonight, the Empire State Building will honor Evelyn Lauder with the same pink lights.
“The Empire State Building shines our tower lights in pink tonight and until 6 am Tuesday morning in memory of Evelyn H. Lauder,” says Anthony E. Malkin of Malkin Holdings, “a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and a woman who has improved the lives of millions with her advocacy and inspiration in the fight against breast cancer.”