By Phillip D. Johnson/Contributing Editor
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This OCTOBER, get a piece of your favorite celebrity’s style and feel good doing it by joining celebrated handbag designer PATRICIA NASH along with celebrities including JANUARY JONES, LIV TYLER, GIULIANA RANCIC, LEANN RIMES, KRISTIN CHENOWETH, VANESSA HUDGENS, ELIZABETH HURLEY, MARIA MENOUNOS, JENNA DEWAN TATUM, JESSICA LOWNDES, JENNIE GARTH, BRITTANY SNOW, GARCELLE BEAUVAIS, ALISON SWEENEY, TORI SPELLING, KELLY KILLOREN BENSIMON, ALI LANDRY and KATHY WAKILE to raise money in the fight against breast cancer. To kick off BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH, Nash will be auctioning off 19 of her signature BARCELLONA SADDLE BAGS signed by these stars and the designer, benefitting THE BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION® (BCRF).
The BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION®, founded by the late (and still very much-missed) EVELYN H. LAUDER in 1993, is an independent not-for-profit organization committed to funding scientific research to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime. In October 2012, BCRF will award at least $40 million to more than 190 scientists across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and China. With 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs, BCRF continues to remain –and is recognized as—one of the most fiscally responsible charities in the country. For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org.
The quintessential embodiment of style, form and function, PATRICIA NASH’s casual-chic accessories are made of 100% leather sourced from Italy, and pay homage to Old World craftsmanship through delicate, hand-finished detailing. The coveted collections are inspired by Nash’s extensive, international travels, and are at once timeless and contemporary.
The UBID AUCTION (www.PatriciaNashDesigns.com/uBid ) will go live on OCTOBER 1ST THROUGH THE 31ST with 100% of the final bids going toward BCRF, dedicated to the prevention of and finding a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime. BCRF offers essential funding for groundbreaking research at leading medical centers around the world, in addition to supporting initiatives that educate the public on maintaining good breast health. Currently, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. There are an estimated 2.6 million breast cancer survivors in the United States alone, and Miss Nash sought to do her part to take a stand against this disease and show her solidarity with women all over the world.