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Clarisonic Pounds the Pavement 'Pink' Offering Generous Donation at 2009 Entertainment Industry Foundation Revlon Run/Walk for Women
Date:5/9/2009

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarisonic gave a $200,000 boost to the 16th Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women, where more than 50,000 participants turned out today in Los Angeles. On behalf of Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, makers of the Clarisonic - innovators in sonic skin care, Dr. Robb Akridge, Co-Founder of Clarisonic, took center stage to present the check to support promising breast cancer research. Entertainment Industry Foundation ambassadors Jordana Brewster ("Fast & Furious") and Marcia Cross (ABC's "Desperate Housewives") accepted the check on behalf of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF).

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"We are thrilled about the important, collaborative research supported by The Entertainment Industry Foundation to fund promising breast cancer research. Clarisonic is proud to partner with this great organization by donating $200,000 raised through our 'Pink Ribbon Campaign,'" said David Giuliani, CEO of Pacific Bioscience Laboratories Inc. "Unfortunately, nearly everyone in the country has been touched by breast cancer in some way -- if not personally, through a friend or loved one. In the shared spirit of the thousands of runners, walkers and supporters who have come out today, it is our hope that this donation will help in the fight against breast cancer, serve as a means for our company to give back, and offer our customers an opportunity to continue this journey with us because the advancements being made are so promising."

First introduced in October 2007, Clarisonic's "Pink Ribbon" campaign has raised over $400,000 to help fight breast cancer. With every purchase the "Pink Ribbon" Clarisonic raises funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer.

"We are grateful to Clarisonic for its generous donation and its commitment to the fight against breast cancer," said Lisa Paulsen, president and CEO of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. "Every contribution makes a difference. It's wonderful that Clarisonic's Pink Ribbon campaign makes it easy for consumers to support our cause."

The annual women's cancer fundraiser was hosted by Emmy-nominated star of ABC's "Samantha Who," Christina Applegate, actress, singer and star of "Hannah Montana" Miley Cyrus, her mother Tish Cyrus, special guests star of "Fast & Furious" Jordana Brewster, star of ABC's "Desperate House Wives" Marcia Cross, star of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Carrie Ann Inaba and Revlon brand ambassador Beau Garrett. "Dancing with the Stars" star, Derek Hough lead the race - which took place at Los Angeles Exposition Park - in the event pace car, while GRAMMY(R) Award-winning recording artist Michael Bolton headlined the event's celebration concert in the Los Angeles Coliseum as the runners and walkers participants crossed the finish line.

The essential first step in your daily skin care ritual, Clarisonic is professional-caliber brush skin cleansing that uses a gentle sonic micro-massage action to cleanse deeply. Clarisonic gently clears pores without harsh abrasion or chemicals, cleansing so effectively that skin care products absorb better. It is waterproof for use in the shower or tub and at the sink.

Retailed at $195, the big-hearted pink Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing System is available throughout the year and is supported by Clarisonic's top retailers, including Sephora, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ulta, Beauty.com and SkinStore.com, as well as leading dermatology practices and spas nationwide. A great gift, a great beauty booster, and a great bathroom accessory, you can feel the difference with the Pink Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System while making a difference for others.

For more information on Clarisonic visit www.clarisonic.com.

About Pacific Bioscience Laboratories:

Pacific Bioscience Laboratories Inc. is a leading innovator in sonic skin care and the creator of the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System, the first professional-caliber sonicskin care system for healthy, younger-looking skin and the cleansing standard of renowned spas, leading dermatologists and beauty retailers nationwide. The encore innovation from the primary inventor of Sonicare(R)*, Clarisonic represents Pacific Bioscience Laboratories' ongoing mission to develop and market technically advanced and clinically proven products that make a clear difference in skin care. Clarisonic is distributed through dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons, spas and prestige retailers such as Sephora, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ulta, Beauty.com and SkinStore.com. Clarisonic has been acknowledged as a beauty award winner by Women's Health magazine and by retailers QVC and Sephora. For more information, visit www.clarisonic.com.

About The Entertainment Industry Foundation:

The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), as a leading charitable organization of the entertainment industry, has distributed hundreds of millions of dollars to support charitable initiatives addressing critical health, education and social issues. Visit www.eifoundation.org.

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    lisa.rogers@mslworldwide.com

    Kate Wilkinson
    (323) 866-6025
    kate.wilkinson@mslworldwide.com


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