Oct 20, 2011

Genes Day Friday, October 21

Did you know….

On Friday, when you buy Lancome's Genifique, Lancome donates $7 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital?

And did you know that this Friday marks the 2nd annual Genes Day?

By now, you are probably going ‘Ok, what are you talking about, what is this?’ but I have something exciting to share with you all! Genes Day happens to be a very important day for Lancome. It is the day that they will donate $7 to St Jude Children’s Hospital from each sale of their Youth Activation Concentrate called Genifique.

Genifique info:

“Our first skincare that boosts the activity of genes1 and stimulates the production of youth proteins2. A true skincare innovation with 7 worldwide patents pending, Génifique is the foundation of every woman’s skincare at any age or for any skin concern. In-vitro test on genes. Clinical study on skin proteins associated with young skin - France.

Result: Visibly younger skin in just 7 days. Skin looks as if lit from within – breathtaking radiant. Its youthful quality returns: cushiony soft and velvety to the touch. Drop by drop, skin is vibrant with youth, its tone becomes astonishingly even, its texture dramatically refined.”

For all of those that use Genifique and have just ran out please consider holding off buying one until Friday, I’m sure those from St. Jude’s would appreciate it! If you have never tried Genifique you can visit the Lancome counter this month for a 7 day sample.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital info:

“When late entertainer Danny Thomas opened the doors to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 1962, he was not just changing the lives of children who would walk through its doors—he was changing lives across the world. More than 70 years ago, Danny Thomas, then a struggling young entertainer with a baby on the way, visited a Detroit church and was so moved during the Mass, he placed his last $7 in the collection box. When he realized what he'd done, Danny prayed for a way to pay the looming hospital bills. The next day, he was offered a small part that would pay 10 times the amount he'd given to the church. Danny had experienced the power of prayer. Two years later, Danny had achieved moderate acting success in Detroit, but he was struggling to take his career to the next level. Once again, he turned to the church. Praying to St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of hopeless causes, Danny asked the saint to "help me find my way in life, and I will build you a shrine. Throughout his successes, Danny never forgot his promise to St. Jude. From Danny's pledge that hospital care would be accessible to all children, regardless of their ability to pay, grew ALSAC, one of the most successful fund-raising organizations in American history.

When St. Jude completed its $1 billion, five-year expansion in 2005, it bolstered the hospital's efforts to find cures for the catastrophic diseases of childhood. The growth more than doubled the size of the hospital’s original campus. The expansion included the Children's GMP, LLC—the nation's only pediatric research center on-site facility for production of highly specialized treatments and vaccines—an expanded Department of Immunology and more. Now with the addition of the Chili’s Care Center, a larger, rejuvenated Kay Kafe cafeteria for employees and patients, and renovations to the medicine room and rehabilitation areas, the hospital is more poised than ever to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.”

For more info visit http://www.lancome-usa.com/ and http://www.stjude.org/

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I have children of my own and it makes me anxious to know there are children at the hospital with bad diseases and cancers. Treatment, especially in a hospital setting is expensive, and without insurance it can be hopeless. It makes me happy to know that St. Jude's helps all children stricken with these diseases regardless of financial status.

As ambassadress Julia Roberts says “the partnership between Lancome and St. Jude Children Research Hospital is a true celebration of the beauty of giving’. My thoughts exactly, Julia! :)

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