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Lorraine Pace Comments on Passing of Evelyn H. Lauder

November 14, 2011

Lorraine Pace, Co-President, Breast Cancer Help, Inc., says the passing of Evelyn H. Lauder means she has lost an ally in the fight against breast cancer. Ms. Pace says her organization will continue Ms. Lauder’s mission to find a cure and eradicate this deadly disease.

Ms. Lauder, who was also a breast cancer survivor, died on November 12 of ovarian cancer at the age of 75. She was the daughter-in-law of the cosmetics founder, Estée Lauder. In 1989, Evelyn Lauder learned she had breast cancer. She later became an advocate of women’s health and, in 1993, formed the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, one year after Ms. Pace formed the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition for Long Island, Inc. and began her breast cancer mapping project.

Ms. Pace said she had the opportunity to meet with Ms. Lauder on several occasions to discuss the prevalence of breast cancer, adding that the current Women’s Imaging Center and Breast Health Center at Good Samaritan Hospital was inspired by the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center that opened at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan in 2009.

“We are losing a very sincere, compassionate and kind woman who was determined to do something about breast cancer,” Ms. Pace said. “Having met with Ms. Lauder, I was inspired by her sincerity, caring and drive to find a cure and eradicate this insidious disease. We at Breast Cancer Help, Inc. will miss her and will continue her mission to put an end to breast cancer once and for all.”

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