In 2010, I had the pleasure of being introduced to Mr. Leonard Lauder, Chairman Emeritus of Estee Lauder Companies and his beautiful wife / Founder of BCRF, the late Evelyn Lauder and her close friend BCRF President, Myra Biblowit. By this time via their funding and tireless research, BCRF investigator Dr. Marie Claire King had already discovered the BRCA1 gene. In 2011, a very close family member of mine was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive breast cancer. In 2015, I launched O.H.M. Jewelry and partnered with BCRF by donating 15% of my Princess Lariats from The Queen's Collection to their organization. Now, in their 25th year, BCRF is the world's largest private funder of breast cancer research. It was wonderful to see Mr. Lauder, Myra, and meet the lovely Judy Lauder at their 2019 Hot Pink Luncheon this week at The Breakers in Palm Beach. $1.1 Million was raised at this event to eradicate breast cancer. I am looking forward to our continued partnership and all BCRF will accomplish in years to come !!
Xx, Heather Matjasic