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Leading Natural Cosmetics Company Supports Breast Cancer Survivors
Date:3/4/2008

Gabriel Cosmetics backs three non-profit organizations

SEATTLE, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Gabriel Cosmetics, a Seattle-based natural cosmetics company, announced today that it is backing three important non-profit organizations, in an effort to support breast cancer survivors.

Why Breast Cancer is Important

Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women. It is the second most common cause of cancer death in white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.
In 2004 (the most recent year numbers are available),

-- 186,772 U.S. women and 1,815 men were diagnosed with breast cancer(1)

-- 40,954 U.S. women and 362 men died from breast cancer(2)

What is Gabriel Cosmetics Doing About It?

Because a close friend of Gabriel DeSantino, the CEO of Gabriel Cosmetics, was diagnosed with breast cancer, he decided to help other breast cancer survivors as well. "We are not only helping to fund three important organizations in an effort to mitigate the disease, but we believe that by using natural beauty products, breast cancer survivors can look and feel better about themselves, which can have an important impact on prognosis," said DeSantino.

On March 15, 2008, Gabriel Cosmetics joins 19 other CEOs of natural products companies as a sponsor of the Vitality Fashion Show at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, CA on Saturday, March 15 at 7:00pm. There will be a press conference preceding the Fashion Show at 4:30pm. The purpose of the fashion show is to highlight the nation's most celebrated eco-conscious fashion designers, in an effort to raise awareness for how a clean, natural life and use of natural products can contribute to the prevention of breast cancer and improvement of quality of life for victims of breast cancer. The fashion show will benefit Susan
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