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Fourth Annual James E. Marshall OCD Foundation Beyond Beauty Dinner to Honor E. Scott Beattie, Chairman and CEO, Elizabeth Arden, Inc. and Charles H. Townsend, President and CEO, Conde Nast Publications
Date:2/11/2008

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NEW YORK, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, February 12, 2008, The James E. Marshall OCD Foundation, which benefits genetic research and awareness for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, will honor E. Scott Beattie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Elizabeth Arden, Inc. and Charles H. Townsend, President and CEO of Conde Nast Publications, at the fourth annual Beyond Beauty dinner. The event to be held at the Union League in New York City, will feature Soledad O'Brien, anchor and special correspondent for CNN, as master of ceremonies, and will include a special performance by singer Andrea Marcovicci.

Founded in 2003 by the family of its namesake, The James E. Marshall OCD Foundation funds genetic research and aims to increase awareness of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a disease that affects one in four children and countless adults worldwide. Frequently misunderstood and financially under-funded, the costs of OCD exceed those of heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined. Funds raised by the Beyond Beauty dinner will go to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and will be allocated by Dr. Gerald Nestadt, head of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science.

"Unless touched by this horrible disease firsthand, most people do not understand how truly devastating OCD can be -- not just for the sufferers, but for family, friends, and co-workers, who see how destructive the behavior can be," says Linda Marshall, President of Elysee Scientific Cosmetics. "Our biggest ally in changing public perceptions is the media, which can help shed light on this disease and stimulate discussion so we can erase the stigma associated with mental disorders. This is our mission: Awareness, Discovery, Cure."

E. Scott Beattie is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Elizabeth Arden Inc., a global prestige beauty products company. Since the inception of the business in 1992, Mr. Beattie has been involved in every element of Elizabeth Arden's expansion and development. During the fiscal year ending June 2007, net sales were over $1.1 billion. Elizabeth Arden products are sold in over 90 countries worldwide. Mr. Beattie has dedicated himself to building an organization that is entrepreneurial in spirit, utilizes a team- based approach, focusing on the needs of both its consumers and its retail partners and counts and treats its employees as its most valued resource.

Charles H. Townsend is President and Chief Executive Officer of Conde Nast Publications, home to many of the world's most celebrated magazines and websites, including Vogue, Allure, Vanity Fair, Glamour, GQ, style.com, Wired, epicurious.com, Conde Nast Portfolio, and The New Yorker. Since becoming CEO of the company in January 2004, Mr. Townsend has overseen the consolidation of Advance Magazine Group's diverse publishing assets under the Conde Nast Publications banner. Today, Conde Nast publishes twenty-six consumer magazines and their websites, eight commercial websites, and three business- to-business trade publications.

While the beauty industry is committed to helping people look beautiful on the outside, this event highlights how the industry helps them feel beautiful within as well, thus the name "Beyond Beauty."

For more information on The James E. Marshall Foundation please visit: http://www.elyseecosmetics.com/pages/foundation.php


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