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ANSI Employees Participate in Revlon Run/Walk for Women


New York, May 02, 2005

On Saturday, April 30, ANSI employees, along with friends and family members, braved the cold and wet weather to help raise funds for the Revlon Run/Walk for Women to fight women’s cancers.

The fundraising event was kicked-off in Times Square with a special celebrity opening ceremony featuring New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, actress Mariska Hargitay, and actress/model Julianne Moore.

More than 40,000 men, women, children and pets, participated in the 5K (3.1 miles) run/walk that helped raise funds for women’s cancers research, counseling and outreach programs. Beneficiaries include such organizations as: National Women’s Cancer Research Alliance (NWCRA), CancerCare, Harlem Hospital Cancer Control Center, National Brest Cancer Coalition, among others.

2005 marked the fourth year that ANSI employees participated in the run/walk, raising more than $700 -- a number that is expected to increase as several new pledges come in. This year's team was led by Heather Benko, Standards Administrator, who was pleased by the turnout despite the bad weather. “This is such an important cause, not only for women but also for families in general and it is truly heartening to see the continued commitment and support of colleagues and friends,” said Benko.

The Revlon Run/Walk For Women was created in 1993 through the collective efforts of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Lily Tartikoff and Ronal O. Perelman. The Run/Walk (held in Los Angeles and New York) is one of the nation’s largest 5K fundraising events and to date has distributed approximately 32 million dollars in the fight against cancer.

The Los Angeles Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, May 7, commencing at 8 a.m. with opening ceremonies at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum at Exposition Park.

For additional information or to make a donation, please visit: www.revlonrunwalk.com

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