Pretty in Pink - October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)

A suite in the luxurious Hotel Palomar Los Angeles - Westwood provided an intimate setting where both men and women (Did I say men?...yes men) gathered to raise funds for NBCAM.  Did you know that although most cases of male breast cancer are detected in men between the ages of 60 and 70, it still accounts for 1% of cases?   


National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease.  It also raises needed funds for research into the cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.  You may have noticed the proud display of pink ribbons people are donning in support of NBCAM.


Adorned in my favorite pink "T", I hopped on my environmentally friendly pink cruiser (not to mention proceeds from my pink bike lock go towards breast cancer research)  and pedaled on over to join in the festivities towards a great cause.



Scott Friedman, VP Marketing of MD Solar Sciences was on hand to introduce me to their state-of-the-art sunscreen products.  Featured on the cover of Allure Magazine as a "top notch sunscreen" as well as Women's Health Magazine and several others, MDSolarSciences is a physician-driven primary skin cancer prevention company.  They likewise recognize the need for a broad range of high quality products.  I love their Mineral Screen Tinted Gel 30+.    This moisturizing tint leaves my face looking fresh and natural and most of all beautifully protected! MDSolarSciences also donates a percentage of their profits to medical schools and other institutions that conduct research on cancers of the skin.



I next met with Erin Curci, founder of Lolo and Lucia,  a healthy skin care line for girls.  Her products feature basic skin care, body wash and shampoo and are made with paraben free, natural extracts.  With the upcoming Holidays, her 3-piece moisturizing facial care or body care kits are perfect for gift giving.  She likewise created similar products for boys called "Hazard".  A portion of the proceeds from all sales are donated to benefit girls in need.



My peepers were pampered to a beautifying oxygen eye mask, courtesy of Asia Demarcos, owner of Hollywood Beautiful.   Her serums and fresh oxygen (is there another kind?) was deliciously invigorating and relaxing all at once.  Check her site (herein follows) and visit with "Beautasia", her online alter ego who'll share her beauty secrets with you from around the globe.


Chloe Trujillo sells her gorgeous hand designed scarves in her stores both in Paris and Belgium.  They're made in Italy, but you can buy them here!   She also creates the most beautifully designed cards.  See her website following my article.   The daughter of successful fashion designers, Chloe was born and raised in Paris, France within a virtually creative artistic energy.



Everybody wants to "get inna' the act."  Who's old enough to remember that famous line?  Comedian/Actor and talented artist Brady Matthews was present with his V (neck) …-agina (dare I say it?) T shirts.  Okay, take a look at my picture and you'll figure it out.  That savvy diva on his left is Stacy Broff of Diamond Girl Media Inc. who helped make this great event possible. Also present, though not pictured was Kit Wallace, president and founder of blue eyed entertainment.



Join Kathy Kaehler's online club and "Eat Better, Look Better, Feel Better" now!  Sunday Set Up is Kathy's online club that helps you live healthy.  It's complete with recipes, fresh food tips, how to organize your kitchen, and prep those healthy food choices, along with expert advice to help with your fitness workouts.  She also has penned several books on these topics.



I was invited to detoxify and cleanse from the inside out by the team at Eternal Health and Wellness. Eternal Health & Wellness is an all encompassing Total Wellness Program with a team of knowledgeable professionals dedicated to further your health, wellness and beauty.   With a wide range of services varying from holistic facials to body purification programs including weight loss packages and colon hydrotherapy.  Carol Christian is a certified Colon Therapist & Organ Detox Specialist with over 18 years experience.   Her associate, Megan Darwin is a licensed Ayurvedic Practitioner, who employs  the traditional methods of in depth body detox and renewal, as well as a Certified Massage and Colon Therapist.  Stop by their office in Brentwood for a free consultation. 




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