EVELYN H. LAUDER

LAUDER--Evelyn H., was a tireless fellow torch-bearer and a true pioneer in the fight to end breast cancer. For so many years, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which she founded in 1993, has championed important and meaningful research in the battle against this disease. We admire the tenacity and commitment that Mrs. Lauder embodied. Her valiant and courageous crusade was the cause of her lifetime, and it inspired many to join along with her. We extend our deepest sympathy in these difficult hours to her husband Leonard A. Lauder, her sons, William and Gary, and their families. Evelyn H. Lauder leaves an inimitable legacy of hope and progress in the war against breast cancer that all of us will continue to fight vigorously and with great determination. She was a remarkable woman of courage and conviction. Nancy G. Brinker, Founder and CEO, Susan G. Komen for the Cure


Published in The New York Times on Nov. 15, 2011