Fourth Annual Revlon Run/Walk for Women to Raise Awareness And Funds for Women's Cancer Research and Prevention

Kristin Davis to Host the Event, Presented by the Entertainment Industry

Foundation & The New York Times on May 5th, With Revlon Spokespersons

Halle Berry and Karen Duffy and Special Guest Queen Latifah



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Revlon

    NEW YORK, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the nation's largest 5K events,
 the Revlon Run/Walk For Women, readies for its fourth annual gathering in New
 York, presented by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) and The New
 York Times.  This year's Run/Walk, which raises much-needed funds to support
 women's cancer research, counseling and outreach programs, will begin at
 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 5th in Times Square (check-in begins at 7:00 a.m.).
 Drawing 30,000 participants in 2000, this year's event is expected to attract
 over 40,000 local residents in support of this worthy cause.
     This year's celebrity host -- Kristin Davis, and Revlon spokespersons
 Halle Berry and Karen Duffy -- will preside over the opening ceremonies along
 with special guest, Queen Latifah.  The hosts' participation in the annual
 event exemplifies their dedication to the cause and support for survivors as
 well as those participating in memory of friends and family members who are
 battling cancer.
     The Revlon Run/Walk For Women in New York was launched in 1998 through the
 combined efforts of Ronald O. Perelman, chairman of Revlon, Inc., Lilly
 Tartikoff, co-founder of the Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program, and
 the Entertainment Industry Foundation.  The New York Run/Walk was built upon
 the success of the Los Angeles event, the largest 5K race in the country, now
 in its 8th year.  Collectively, these events have raised over $17 million.
     "Clearly, there is a deep and strong current of feeling regarding women's
 health and we've seen only the beginning of what it can achieve," said Ronald
 O. Perelman.
     "The Revlon Run/Walk brings together men, women and children -- mothers,
 daughters, sisters, brothers, fathers and sons -- from every walk of life to
 collectively contribute to one very worthy cause.  We couldn't be more
 grateful for the overwhelming support we have received for this event over the
 past four years," said Lilly Tartikoff.
     The New York area beneficiaries for 2001 include, AMDeC Foundation, Cancer
 Care, Columbia University Breast Cancer Screening Partnership, Gilda's Club
 New York City, Gouverneur Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Breast and Cervical
 Cancer Screening and Early Detection Program, Harlem Hospital Cancer Control
 Center, The Katie Couric Women's Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative at
 Mount Sinai School Of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer
 Center/Gynecology Service, Nassau University Medical Center, National Breast
 Cancer Coalition, New York University School of Medicine, Department of
 Pharmacology, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical
 Centers, The Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative of The Actors' Fund, The
 William F. Ryan Community Health Center.
 
     Since 1990, Revlon has been a leader in women's health issues, to which it
 has committed over $25 million dollars.  The Entertainment Industry Foundation
 is a 58-year-old philanthropic umbrella organization for the entertainment
 industry, distributing funds to local and national non-profit agencies.  Along
 with Revlon, The New York Times, and EIF, this year's double platinum sponsors
 include Au Bon Pain, Greater New York Hospital Association and Media Splunge.
 
     The early registration fee for the Revlon Run/Walk in New York is $20 and,
 after April 27th, late registration is $25.  For more information and to
 register, please call (212) 379-3199 or log onto www.revlonrunwalk.com.
 
 

SOURCE Revlon
    NEW YORK, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the nation's largest 5K events,
 the Revlon Run/Walk For Women, readies for its fourth annual gathering in New
 York, presented by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) and The New
 York Times.  This year's Run/Walk, which raises much-needed funds to support
 women's cancer research, counseling and outreach programs, will begin at
 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 5th in Times Square (check-in begins at 7:00 a.m.).
 Drawing 30,000 participants in 2000, this year's event is expected to attract
 over 40,000 local residents in support of this worthy cause.
     This year's celebrity host -- Kristin Davis, and Revlon spokespersons
 Halle Berry and Karen Duffy -- will preside over the opening ceremonies along
 with special guest, Queen Latifah.  The hosts' participation in the annual
 event exemplifies their dedication to the cause and support for survivors as
 well as those participating in memory of friends and family members who are
 battling cancer.
     The Revlon Run/Walk For Women in New York was launched in 1998 through the
 combined efforts of Ronald O. Perelman, chairman of Revlon, Inc., Lilly
 Tartikoff, co-founder of the Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program, and
 the Entertainment Industry Foundation.  The New York Run/Walk was built upon
 the success of the Los Angeles event, the largest 5K race in the country, now
 in its 8th year.  Collectively, these events have raised over $17 million.
     "Clearly, there is a deep and strong current of feeling regarding women's
 health and we've seen only the beginning of what it can achieve," said Ronald
 O. Perelman.
     "The Revlon Run/Walk brings together men, women and children -- mothers,
 daughters, sisters, brothers, fathers and sons -- from every walk of life to
 collectively contribute to one very worthy cause.  We couldn't be more
 grateful for the overwhelming support we have received for this event over the
 past four years," said Lilly Tartikoff.
     The New York area beneficiaries for 2001 include, AMDeC Foundation, Cancer
 Care, Columbia University Breast Cancer Screening Partnership, Gilda's Club
 New York City, Gouverneur Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Breast and Cervical
 Cancer Screening and Early Detection Program, Harlem Hospital Cancer Control
 Center, The Katie Couric Women's Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative at
 Mount Sinai School Of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer
 Center/Gynecology Service, Nassau University Medical Center, National Breast
 Cancer Coalition, New York University School of Medicine, Department of
 Pharmacology, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical
 Centers, The Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative of The Actors' Fund, The
 William F. Ryan Community Health Center.
 
     Since 1990, Revlon has been a leader in women's health issues, to which it
 has committed over $25 million dollars.  The Entertainment Industry Foundation
 is a 58-year-old philanthropic umbrella organization for the entertainment
 industry, distributing funds to local and national non-profit agencies.  Along
 with Revlon, The New York Times, and EIF, this year's double platinum sponsors
 include Au Bon Pain, Greater New York Hospital Association and Media Splunge.
 
     The early registration fee for the Revlon Run/Walk in New York is $20 and,
 after April 27th, late registration is $25.  For more information and to
 register, please call (212) 379-3199 or log onto www.revlonrunwalk.com.
 
 SOURCE  Revlon

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