Shannon & Laura Mercier Join Forces to Bring Awareness to Ovarian Cancer
Author: Shannon Miller Lifestyle
For Immediate Release
September 1, 2014
Shannon Miller Lifestyle
Shannon Miller and Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund Partner to Bring Awareness to the Fight Against Ovarian Cancer
Jacksonville, FL – Shannon Miller, America’s most decorated gymnast, wife, mother, health and fitness advocate, and ovarian cancer survivor, is proud to partner with The Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund during the month of September, National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, to bring awareness to the fight against ovarian cancer.
Ovarian Cancer is often a silent killer. It is the most deadly gynecological cancer in the United States, and it is the fifth most deadly cancer for women in the United States. Ovarian Cancer is more difficult to detect at an early stage because its symptoms may not always be obvious. When it is caught at an early stage, the chances of survival are quite high at 93%, yet only 15% of cases are caught this early.
It is with hope, that Shannon Miller and The Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund can bring more awareness to the early symptoms of ovarian cancer and encourage all women to get regular screenings, so that the cancer may be caught in its early stages, providing a more successful outcome for more women.
Overview of Fundraising Products
Laura Mercier gives back with the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund. Our mission is to raise awareness and fund research and educational efforts that will help diagnose, treat and support women with ovarian cancer. For the month of September, in recognition of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 100% of the profits from the sale of fundraising products–Bonne Mine Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palette, Lip Glacé in Peach Hope, Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund Bracelet of Hope and Jenny Packham clutch– will be donated to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund.
Bonne Mine Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palette
The Bonne Mine Palette includes:
- 1 Bronzer Veil
- 2 Cheek Veils
- 2 Glow Veils
How to Use:
Start with a warm sun-kissed face. The sheer creamy formula gives skin a natural bronzed look.
- Laura’s secret – use your fingertips to apply Bronzer Veil over areas where the sun naturally hits, like cheeks, nose, browbone, forehead and chin.
Add a touch of colour to cheeks. The creamy, sheer, buildable shades add a natural pop of colour over the Bronzer Veil.
- Laura’s secret – use your fingertips to blend Cheek Veil over the apples of your cheeks. You can apply either shade alone, or blend both shades together for a custom colour.
Finish with a healthy glow. In this final step, the creamy, luminous highlighters give skin a natural radiance.
- Laura’s secret – use your fingertips to blend Glow Veil over the high points of your face…the cheekbones, center of nose, browbone, cupid’s bow and top of forehead.
Lip Glacé in Peach Hope
This luxe lip gloss glides on for peachy-pink shimmer and brilliant shine.
Retail Price: $25.00, NEW Limited Edition
Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund Bracelet of Hope
Laura Mercier partnered with talented jewelry designer, Viveca Karabatsos, to create the new LMOCF fundraising product, the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund Bracelet of Hope. Viveca is a close friend of LMOCF co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gurwitch Products, Claudia Poccia, who lost her younger sister to the disease and cherishes a bracelet designed by Viveca in memory of her sister. The Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund Bracelet of Hope is a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry that features colors and stones representing ovarian cancer awareness. Bracelet is 7½”-8½” in length, includes freshwater pearls (8-10mm) and crystal quartz, and is nickel and lead free.
Retail Price: $35.00, NEW Limited Edition
Jenny Packham Clutch
Laura Mercier and world-renowned fashion designer Jenny Packham have partnered to create an exclusive teal clutch. Laura Mercier has been working with Jenny Packham for almost three years now on their seasonal fashion and bridal shows and have partnered on other various activities between the two brands. As the relationship grew, and Jenny came to learn more about the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund (LMOCF), she generously volunteered to support LMOCF to further raise awareness and funds. When the opportunity came to work with ShopBAZAAR, the e-commerce store from the editors of Harper’s BAZAAR, LMOCF instantly thought of Jenny Packham to partner with to create an exclusive clutch for the cause. The clutch was inspired by Kate Middleton’s beautiful teal dress that she wore to Our Greatest Team Rises Gala dinner at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Jenny was delighted to create a bag, in the same shape and identical silk satin, to benefit LMOCF.
Description: Teal silk satin evening clutch bag with invisible magnetic closure, grosgrain and Swarovski Blue Zircon crystal detailing on front. Dimensions: 10.5cm (height) x 20cm (length) x 5cm (width of base) x 8cm (width of side panel).
Retail Price: $300, NEW Limited Edition
Availability: The limited edition Jenny Packham clutch will be available on ShopBAZAAR.com.
About Shannon Miller
Shannon Miller is the only American to rank among the Top 10 All-Time Gymnasts and is the only female athlete to be inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame twice (Individual 2006 and Team 2008). Among her career highlights, Miller has won an astounding 59 International and 49 National competition medals, over half of which are Gold. She is the only US gymnast to win two World All-Around Titles. Her tally of five medals (two Silver, three Bronze) at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain was the most medals won by a US athlete. At the 1996 Games in Atlanta, GA, she led the “Magnificent Seven” to the US Women’s first ever Team Gold and for the first time for any American gymnast, she captured Gold on the balance beam.
Miller is now President of Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women, as well as an author, television personality, and host of Shannon Miller Lifestyle Radio presented by St. Vincent’s HealthCare. She holds a BBA in marketing and entrepreneurship from the University of Houston and her law degree from Boston College. She founded the Shannon Miller Foundation dedicated to fighting childhood obesity.
Miller continues to travel the country as a highly sought after motivational speaker and advocate for the health and wellness of women and children. Shannon and her husband have two children.
About Shannon Miller Lifestyle
Powered by America’s Most Decorated Gymnast, Shannon Miller Lifestyle promotes a healthy and balanced lifestyle, targeted to women with a focus on health & wellness, including the topics of fitness, nutrition, pregnancy, motherhood, cancer awareness, and more. SML reaches out through various partnerships, programs, products, and technologies to educate, motivate, and inspire all women to be their best.
About Laura Mercier
Laura Mercier Cosmetics is a global luxury line of Cosmetics, Skincare, Body & Bath and Fragrance. Founded in 1996, the Laura Mercier philosophy revolves around The Flawless Face- the concept that making skin look perfect is the first and foremost important thing a woman can do to achieve a great look. Laura believes that a flawless look begins with a fresh canvas, and each product has been specially developed to allow every woman to achieve an incredibly even, smooth, natural-looking complexion. Laura Mercier is an international brand sold in 26 countries. Key US retailers include Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales and Sephora.
About the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund
The Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund was founded in September 2012 by Laura Mercier Cosmetics. Its mission is to raise awareness and fund research and educational efforts that will help diagnose, treat and support women with ovarian cancer – which is the leading cause of death among gynecological cancers in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. To learn more about the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund, visit lmocf.org, and Speak Out for Hope by following @LauraMercier using #LMOCF, #SpeakOutForHope.