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  • Passing of Evelyn Lauder marked by Jewish activists against breast cancer

    November 15, 2011 | 1:08 pm

    It’s hard to find a Jewish woman without a direct connection to breast cancer. With nearly one in 40 women of Ashkenazi descent possessing a genetic mutation that greatly increases their chances of contracting the disease, breast cancer, like Tay-Sachs and Gaucher’s, is a...

  • Evelyn Lauder, breast cancer’s pink ribbon pioneer, dies at 75

    November 14, 2011 | 10:10 am

    Evelyn Lauder, who pioneered the pink ribbon as the symbol of breast cancer awareness, has died.

    Lauder, the daughter-in-law of cosmetics queen Estee Lauder, died of ovarian cancer Saturday at her home in Manhattan. She was 75.

    Lauder was married to Leonard Lauder, the oldest son...