Cos Bar Supports Cancer + Careers, a Nonprofit Close to Home
Our founder, Lily Garfield, has tackled many things in her life: she started a business in her 20s, raised two boys, and beat cancer, to name a few. This year, Lily is being honored by Cosmetic Executive Women for her work in the industry and for her tireless support of a cause very dear to her heart, Cancer and Careers. In support, on September 23rd, Cos Bar will donate 10% of all proceeds in stores and online to Cancer and Careers. We sat down with Lily to get the 411 on this organization.
Q: Tell us, what is Beauty of Giving Day?
A: Cos Bar will donate 10% of all proceeds on September 23 to Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation's Cancer and Careers organization.
Q: What does Cancer and Careers mean to you?
A: Cancer and Careers is a nonprofit that helps individuals and their families deal with cancer. Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace, by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events, helping people get back to everyday life and work after diagnosis and treatment.
Q: Tell us more about what Cancer and Careers offers...
A: Cancer and Careers is very inclusive. They offers expert advice, tools, events and training to help people all over the country get back to work and to everyday life. They don’t just provide, they teach and give patients and their families the tools they need to flourish while battling cancer. They’re always just a phone call away.
Q: How did you become involved with this organization?
A: Heidi Manheimer, the chairwoman of Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation, asked me to join the board in 2014. Being a cancer survivor and a business owner, the organization hit close to home. Getting a cancer diagnosis turns your world upside down. Cancer and Careers helps patients and their families during this very difficult time.
Q: How can I get involved?
A: Shop at your Cos Bar location on September 23rd, or reach out to Cosmetic Executive Women and Cancer and Careers to see how you can support the cause.