Andrea Evans continues raising money for cancer research
Posted Friday, June 27, 2008 11:34:36 PM
by Dan J Kroll
Emmy-nominated Andrea Evans continues her work to raise awareness of and funds for breast cancer research. She will again serve as ambassador for a breast cancer survivor's walk and she has created a special soap that will raise money for breast cancer charities. The actress returned to One Life to Live earlier this year, ending a 17-year absence.
Andrea Evans (Tina Lord, One Life to Live) continues her extensive efforts to raise money for breast cancer research and programs for survivors. In addition to serving as a celebrity ambassador for one organization, Evans has also partnered with a company to create a natural soap.
Evans has teamed up with LATHER to create Sandalwood Rose Soap, an all-natural, olive oil-based soap and a Soap for Hope Gift Set, which includes two bars of Sandalwood Rose soap and a natural wood soap dish. $5 from the sale of each Sandalwood Rose Soap and $12 from the sale of each Soap for Hope Gift Set will benefit the breast cancer programs at City of Hope, a leading biomedical research and treatment institution for cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Evans will again serve as Celebrity Ambassador for City of Hope's annual Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer events held in cities across the country. Evans, whose mother is a breast cancer survivor, will join survivors across the country, and their friends and families, to take steps to support breast cancer research, treatment and education programs at City of Hope's annual Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer.
This will mark the eighth consecutive year that Evans has dedicated her time and efforts to the Walk for Hope and other related City of Hope activities.
"I am proud to once again be representing City of Hope's Walk for Hope in 2008 to continue my support of City of Hope," said Evans. "As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, this cause is near and dear to my heart. I have seen firsthand what it takes to survive this disease and, if in the process of walking, we can save even one life, it is more than worth the effort."
LATHER develops products that draw on natural ingredients and are free of synthetic colors and fragrances. Ever aware of her large, loyal fan base, Andrea specifically wanted to create a soap that would be gentle enough for sensitive skin, and favored sensual sandalwood oil - possibly evocative of the salacious characters she has played on several daytime drama series.
"We are extremely proud to be partnering with City of Hope, which is such an inspirational and well respected organization, as well as Andrea Evans, who inspires millions of people every day," explains Emilie Hoyt, President and Founder of LATHER. "Both share in LATHER's mission to help others lead a more radiant life."
Sandalwood Rose Soap retails for $8 while the Soap for Hope Gift Set, which includes two bars of Sandalwood Rose soap and a natural wood soap dish, costs $20. Both will be available for purchase beginning in September 2008.
For additional information, please visit the LATHER web site at www.lather.com