I hope many of you got to see my shows on QVC. Hopefully you didn’t notice I was feeling off. I wasn’t feeling very well during the shows and each morning wondered if I would be OK to go on air. Luckily, I pulled off the shows and headed back home to NYC where I was scheduled for a photo shoot. Well, fate didn’t stick with me. The cat got my tongue shortly after I returned home! I lost most of my voice and had to do a photo shoot where talking was required. The producer couldn’t reschedule so Johnny and I went to the shoot together and Johnny was my surrogate voice – he literally took the words right out of my mouth. It was hilarious! On occasion I could muster up some words and when I didn’t sound like a horse I probably sounded like a mouse! Good thing I type this blog and don’t record it. :)
On another note, it is with such great acclaim to tell you that I am being honored by the non-profit organization, City of Hope. As a female entrepreneur, mother and daughter, I feel that it is so important for us women to stick together, which is why I have worked so hard to make my brand both beautiful and meaningful to all women. Words cannot express how truly honored I am to receive this award from City of Hope’s East End Chapter. I spend a great deal of my day thinking about how to bring beauty into your lives. It’s a part of my DNA to support you with ALL the challenges you face and I have been blessed by you with the ability to affiliate my brand with several charitable organizations including the CEW Cancer and Careers program. $1 from the sale of each i-Care Eyeliner Duo is donated to the organization which is dedicated to changing the face of cancer in the workplace by providing resources and support for employees with cancer and their employers, healthcare providers, coworkers and caregivers. Since inception in 2010, we have contributed over $200,000 to this program. Before this our renowned brow marker allowed us to contribute over $400K to Joan’s Legacy: The Joan Scarangello Foundation to Conquer Lung Cancer.
I am so honored and humbled to be able to give back in this way and consider myself to be one of the luckiest women in the world. I have all of you to thank for this. Without your support and dedicated passion, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Thank you so much and I love each and every one of you.