My gorgeous and resilient cousin, Suzanne Bartholomew, joined me in posing for the 2010 Estee Lauder Breast Cancer Awareness Pledge campaign. She flew in to shoot the campaign in August 2010 and again for the launch in late September 2010. Shortly after the launch, Suzanne, who had twice beat back cancer like a warrior, was struck by it again, and it finally claimed her life on January 26, 2011. Estee Lauder was kind enough to put together this footage from our shoot and post-shoot and launch day interviews. Suzanne stressed how important these campaigns were for awareness but also more importantly for fundraising, and for funneling those funds towards the kind of lifesaving research that helped give her an incredible final year and a half of her life - and give me the chance to get to know my cousin in a whole new way, in one of the most special experiences I could have ever hoped to have.
RIP Suzanne. You will be so very missed, but damn did you leave your mark.