NEW YORK — L’Oréal Paris and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund hosted the L’Oréal Paris Legends Gala Wednesday evening at the American Museum of Natural History, uniting the beauty, fashion, finance and media industries to raise funds for ovarian cancer research.
L’Oréal Paris spokesperson Julianna Margulies hosted the gala. Kelly Ripa was honored with the OCRF Legends Award. Michael Gordon, founder and COO of Angelo, Gordon & Co., and OCRF benefactor Sally Gordon were honored with the Liz Tilberis Humanitarian Award.
The evening included a special tribute to Joseph Campinell, retired president of the consumer products division of L’Oréal USA.
The gala included a cocktail reception and luxury silent auction produced by Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Town & Country and Veranda magazines.
In 1997, L’Oréal Paris made a long-term commitment to advance research, increase awareness and ultimately find a cure for ovarian cancer offering hope to women afflicted with this disease. The L’Oréal Paris Legends Gala is an evening dedicated to hope, and it also is an opportunity to recognize the individuals who have been instrumental in the fight against ovarian cancer.
“L’Oréal Paris is proud to continue supporting OCRF by celebrating these extraordinary people that are dedicated to driving awareness, education and fundraising for ovarian cancer research,” stated L’Oréal Paris president Karen Fondu. “They exemplify the L’Oréal Paris brand philosophy, ‘Because You’re Worth It,’ proving to us all that we have the power to make a difference in the lives of others.”