When she’s not on the set of Gossip Girl smooching Hollywood heartthrob Chase Crawford, Elizabeth Hurley is supporting breast cancer awareness. With looks as stunning as hers and a resume to match, what better way to promote this cause? Last Thursday, this British babe hosted Bloomingdale’s “Ready, Set, Pink!” event in New York City and guess who was there to cover it? That would be our editor Molly Gahagan from New York Girl Style Up close and personal, she listened as Hurley, draped in a Dolce & Gabbana satin dress, confidently expressed the need for breast cancer awareness to reach both males and young girls.
“I met a man at a personal appearance I did in Scotland last week, who had a mastectomy, and the only person he told was a lady friend of his – they’re both in their 50s – and she was a breast cancer sufferer,” Hurley says to Stylist.com. “That’s why he felt he could take her to the side and say, ‘Hey, there’s something weird going on.’ He was mortified and that’s how women used to be.”
At 46 years old, Hurley can recall a time when breast cancer was under the radar.
“It’s interesting because when Evelyn [Lauder of Estee Lauder] started the foundation in 1993, no one spoke about breast cancer and no women’s magazine wrote breast cancer on the front cover…it just didn’t exist,” she says. “Now, we know that one in 100 breast cancers are found in men. And what we’re afraid of is that they will very much be in the position that women were pre-campaigning, where it’s embarrassing, you’re super scared and you don’t want to tell your friends.”
Join Hurley in the fight against breast cancer by buying pink products and donating time or money to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
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