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Elizabeth Hurley announces Estee Lauder is donating $15 million

Elizabeth Hurley had a big announcement to make on Monday.

When the Austin Powers actress sat down with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush on the Today show she shared that she has worked with Estee Lauder for 27 years to raise awareness for breast cancer but this year is special because Estee Lauder is donating $15 million over the next five years to deal with disparity when it comes to breast cancer research.

‘It is going to be addressed,’ she added. 

News from EH: Elizabeth Hurley had a big announcement to make on Monday

Lots of money: When the Austin Powers actress sat down with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush on the Today show she shared that she has worked with Estee Lauder for 27 years to raise awareness for breast cancer but this year is special because Estee Lauder is donating $15 million over the next five years to deal with disparity when it comes to breast cancer research, she said

Lots of money: When the Austin Powers actress sat down with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush on the Today show she shared that she has worked with Estee Lauder for 27 years to raise awareness for breast cancer but this year is special because Estee Lauder is donating $15 million over the next five years to deal with disparity when it comes to breast cancer research, she said

Hurley also talked a close pal.      

She said that she is close friends with Elton John: ‘He is an amazing man. He has been a friend for a long time, he is godfather to my son and I went to stay with him this summer, but he has always helped with Breast Cancer Awareness… he’s phenomenal.’

Hurley was also asked about being mom to 20-year-old son Damian: ‘During lockdown, we spent so much time with family, we bonded and it’s been great.’ 

The star also said that she thought bath time and school runs would be the hardest part of having a kid, but she thinks adult kids need more help.

I heart Elton: Hurley also talked a close pal. She said that she is close friends with Elton John: 'He is an amazing man. He has been a friend for a long time, he is godfather to my son and I went to stay with him this summer'

I heart Elton: Hurley also talked a close pal. She said that she is close friends with Elton John: ‘He is an amazing man. He has been a friend for a long time, he is godfather to my son and I went to stay with him this summer’

Generous: And she added, 'He has always helped with Breast Cancer Awareness... he's phenomenal'

Generous: And she added, ‘He has always helped with Breast Cancer Awareness… he’s phenomenal’

And the actress also said with the Queen gone it is the ‘end of an era.’

‘She was a people’s queen,’ she added.

Hurley cut a chic figure while heading to the set of Today in New York City on Monday.  The 57-year-old actress stepped out in a pink silky top and black trousers. 

She walked in black high heels, and she accessorized with a pair of reflective black sunglasses. 

Also on Monday the actress, who is a longstanding Global Ambassador for ELC’s Breast Cancer Campaign spoke to DailyMail exclusively about how the passing of her grandmother impacted her awareness.

Silky: The 57-year-old actress stepped in a pink silky top and black trousers

Nice shoes: She walked in black high heels

Fashionable: Hurley cut a causal chic figure while heading to Today in New York City on Monday

‘Evelyn H. Lauder co-created the Pink Ribbon and founded The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign as she recognized that women around the world were dying from breast cancer, and no one was talking about it,’ she began.

‘Ironically, it was around this same time that I had just lost my beloved grandmother to breast cancer – she put off going to the doctor for a year and never spoke about it,’ began the Austin Powers star.

‘Now, three decades later, it’s encouraging to see that breast cancer is not the taboo it once was. 

Long locks: Her light brown hair was brushed off to the left and fell in thick curls down past her shoulders

Long locks: Her light brown hair was brushed off to the left and fell in thick curls down past her shoulders

‘More people are talking about it and awareness levels and access to information about breast cancer have significantly increased. But we still need to do more to improve self-checking rates as we know that early detection saves lives.’ 

This comes as new research released by The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) UK & Ireland has revealed that eight in 10 women do not regularly check their breasts for signs of cancer and that more needs to be done to encourage everybody to check for signs of the disease.

She is supporting this year’s Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign to encourage women to check their breasts regularly for signs of breast cancer. 

Her light brown hair was brushed off to the left and fell in thick curls down past her shoulders.  

She flashed a bright white smile, and her lips, painted a vibrant pink, matched her shirt perfectly. 

Her appearance on the show came on the same day she attended an event for breast cancer awareness on The Empire State Building. 

Big event: Her appearance on the show came on the same day she attended an event for breast cancer awareness on The Empire State Building

Big event: Her appearance on the show came on the same day she attended an event for breast cancer awareness on The Empire State Building

Stylish outfit: At the event, put on by the Estée Lauder Companies¿ Breast Cancer Campaign, Hurley donned a shiny pink jacket and a pair of matching pants

Accessory: Hurley held a multicolored clutch in her hand

Stylish outfit: At the event, put on by the Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign, Hurley donned a shiny pink jacket and a pair of matching pants

Scale model: She posed in front of a scale model of the building

Scale model: She posed in front of a scale model of the building

At the event, put on by the Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign, Hurley donned a shiny pink jacket and a pair of matching pants. 

Hurley held a multicolored clutch in her hand, and she posed in front of a scale model of the building. 

She was joined by Executive Chairman of Estée Lauder William P. Lauder at the event. 

Holding an award: Hurley held a statue shaped like the iconic skyscraper in her hand

Holding an award: Hurley held a statue shaped like the iconic skyscraper in her hand

Matching shoes: She wore tall high heels which matched the rest of her outfit as well

 Matching shoes: She wore tall high heels which matched the rest of her outfit as well

The duo lit up the Empire State Building by pulling down a lever. The huge skyscraper lit up a bright pink. 

Estée Lauder has done quite a bit to fight breast cancer in the past 30 years including funding more than $108 million globally for lifesaving research, education and medical services and more than $86 million towards funding medical research grants through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an international effort to fight the disease which 2.3 million people are diagnosed with every year. 

Executive chairman: She was joined by Executive Chairman of Estée Lauder William P. Lauder at the event

Executive chairman: She was joined by Executive Chairman of Estée Lauder William P. Lauder at the event

Giving a speech: Hurley stood at the podium and spoke during the event

Giving a speech: Hurley stood at the podium and spoke during the event

All for the mission: In regards to the organization's mission, Hurley said, 'Evelyn H. Lauder co-created the Pink Ribbon and founded The Estée Lauder Companies¿ Breast Cancer Campaign as she recognized that women around the world were dying from breast cancer'

All for the mission: In regards to the organization’s mission, Hurley said, ‘Evelyn H. Lauder co-created the Pink Ribbon and founded The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign as she recognized that women around the world were dying from breast cancer’

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