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Cosimo Policastro, Nancy Berger Cardone honored at Beyond Beauty Gala

NEW YORK — Cosimo Policastro, EVP fine fragrances of Givaudan Fragrances, and Nancy Berger Cardone, VP and publisher of Marie Claire magazine, were honored Tuesday evening during the Beyond Beauty Gala in New York.

The event, held at The Union League Club, benefited The James E. Marshall OCD Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to raising money for genetic research and education, as well as helping to provide grants to those seeking medical assistance for obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is estimated that about six million Americans are affected by OCD.

The annual event brings together cosmetic industry heads to honor those who've made a difference and to raise funds for research. In 2005, The James E. Marshall OCD Foundation hosted its first Beyond Beauty Gala in New York.

This year's event included a performance by singer and actress Jennette McCurdy, who plays Sam Puckett on Nickelodeon's "iCarly." Serving as the Mistress of Ceremonies was actress Morgan Fairchild, who has starred in several TV series, including "Dallas," "Paper Dolls" and "Falcon Crest."

Supporters of the event included, but were not limited to, Beiersdorf and Duane Reade.

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