Hope For A Cure: Beyond Beauty Benefits OCD Research
The annual Beyond Beauty dinner to benefit The James E. Marshall OCD Foundation supports research on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
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This year’s Beyond Beauty gala on February 12 was held at New York City’s Union League Club. It honored International Flavors & Fragrances’, Group President, Fragrances, and Amway’s , Chief Supply Chain and R&D Officer. , Co-Host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show, served as emcee. Grammy Award-winning music legend provided entertainment with some of her best-known and loved songs. The Beyond Beauty dinner raised $250,000.
The James E. Marshall Foundation has supported research at the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, whereis Professor & Director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Program. Dr. Nestadt spoke of the current research focusing on genes related to OCD, which affects six to eight million people in the US.
, a beauty industry veteran, spoke of his son’s battle with mental illness. Declaring that disorders such as OCD are highly stigmatizing, Mr. Ratut shared that his son is currently residing at Clubhouse International in Paris, which is a community center for people living with mental illness.
Mr. Mirzayantz said he first learned about OCD at the Beyond Beauty events. “There is still the stigma attached to mental illness, and that shame and secrecy only worsens the condition. I saw on my recent visit to the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences the impact that Dr. Nestadt’s program has on patients who are suffering the fear and doubt of mental illness.”
Mr. Calvert praised the “great work by genetic researchers at Johns Hopkins.” He also paid tribute to the tireless energy of Linda Marshall and her family in organizing the annual Beyond Beauty event. “The Marshall family is making a difference.”
|Dionne Warwick (3rd l.) with the Marshall family: John, Jadyn, Linda, Jennifer and Ryan||Dr. Gerald Nestat of Johns Hopkins Medicine with Mr. Mirzayantz, Ms. Marshall, Amway’s Mr. Calvert and Nicholas Ratut of Aquila International||Mr. Calvert (2nd l.) with Gurwitch Products’ Ellen Greenwald, Claudia Poccia and Dee Dee Parks|
|Melissa and Scott Beattie of Elizabeth Arden with Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski, Ms. Marshall and Mr. Mirzayantz.||Ann Gottlieb of Ann Gottlieb Associates (2nd l.) with Ron Rolleston, and Elizabeth Arden’s Scott Beattie and Art Spiro|
|The Estée Lauder Companies’ Karyn Khoury, Cosmetic World’s John Ledes and Jennifer Marshall||Mr. Calvert, Clare Wade, Lori Diamond, Andrea Clark and Maud Pansing||Princess Alexandra of Greece and Mr. Mirzayantz with Ms. Marshall and Coty’s Catherine Walsh.|
|Cosmetic World’s Debra Davis and George Ledes (r.) with Mail Online’s Rich Sutton, Kelly Davis and Matt Kaplan||Gurwitch Products’ Robert Luzzi and Regina Maguire (r.) with Coty’s Catherine Walsh|
|Aurelian Lis of Benefit Cosmetics with Diotima von Kempski of DVK Air Vitalizing and Mr. Mirzayantz||Elizabeth Arden’s Robin Mason and Tamara Steele (r.) with Marie Claire’s Nancy Berger Cardone||Ms. Marshall with Shiseido’s Heidi
Manheimer and Carlotta Jacobson of CEW
|Shiseido’s Jadzia Tirsch with Liz Kaplow
of Kaplow PR
|Andrea Goris and Carol Russo (r.) of Aramis & Designer Fragrances with Francine Klein
|Johnson & Johnson’s Stefano Curti with PCPC’s Louanne Roark, Alison Brod of Alison Brod Public Relations and Mr. Ratut|
|Gurwitch Products’ Robert Luzzi,
Mr. Butkiewicz and Art Spiro
|IFF’s Doug Tough, Yvette Ross and Bruno Jovanovic (r.) with Ms. Marshall||IFF’s Pascal Gaurin and Veronique Gabai-
Pinsky of Aramis & Designer Fragrances with Mark Knitowski of Victoria’s Secret Beauty
|John Ledes (c.) with David Schieffelin of ybf Beauty, Ms Marshall and Peter Barton Hutt of Covington & Burling||PCPC’s Mary Foster with John Ledes and
ybf Beauty’s Stacey Schieffelin
|ybf Beauty’s Kristin Hambel and Amanda Hudziak|