LOS ANGELES, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Revlon (NYSE: REV), The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) and Lilly Tartikoff are proud to announce the 20 th Anniversary of the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women. Revlon Brand Ambassadors Emma Stone and Olivia Wilde will host the 2013 event in New York on Saturday, May 4 th and Halle Berry will host in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 11 th with co-hosts Entertainment Tonight's Brooke Anderson and Dancing with the Stars' Carrie Ann Inaba .
Stone and Wilde are returning to co-host the New York Run/Walk, while Berry, celebrating her seventh year with the EIF Revlon Run/Walk, will host the Los Angeles event. To date, nearly one million people have participated in the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women and the Run/Walks have distributed more than $68 million to support women's cancer research, counseling and outreach programs. The Run/Walk was launched in 1994 through the combined efforts of Lilly Tartikoff, Ronald O. Perelman, Chairman of Revlon, Inc., and EIF. The event originated in Los Angeles and a second event in New York City was added shortly after.
"I am truly honored to host the 2013 EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women," says Wilde. "Before joining the Revlon family, I actually participated in the Los Angeles event and still remember it as one of the most moving experiences I've ever had. At that time, I never imagined that I would become a Run/Walk host, let alone a two-time host! I urge everyone to come out and join me in New York on May 4th. If you can't be there, you can still get involved by making a donation online to fight women's cancer."
"Like millions of others, I too have been touched by cancer, so the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women is deeply important to me. My role as a Revlon Ambassador gives me a platform to speak out on the issue of women's cancer and I hope that as host of this year's New York event, we can continue to work together to build awareness and raise funds to find a cure for this disease," said Stone."It's hard to find the words to describe exactly what it feels like to be among tens of thousands of cancer survivors, patients, loved ones and supporters at the EIF Revlon Run/Walk. All I can say is that I cannot imagine a more important and more inspirational way to spend a Saturday morning. I hope we can celebrate the Run/Walk's 20th anniversary with record-breaking attendance and fundraising as we fight this disease together," said Berry.