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Claudia Poccia
Claudia Poccia is President and Chief Executive Officer of Gurwitch Products, the global luxury cosmetics and skincare enterprise best known for its Laura Mercier® and RéVive® brands. In September 2012, Poccia and Laura Mercier, founder of the Laura Mercier cosmetics brand, joined together to launch the brand’s corporate social responsibility platform - the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund. The Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund’s mission is to raise awareness and fund research and educational efforts that will help diagnose, treat and support women with ovarian cancer.

Entries by Claudia Poccia

Balancing Work and Cancer

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 11:32 AM

Professionals everywhere are faced with managing many facets of life from work to personal to family demands. Adding illness to the mix can become debilitating. Finding a way to balance responsibilities while dealing with treatment and recovery was a central topic of Cancer and Careers' fourth annual

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World Ovarian Cancer Day: Four Ways to Make a Difference for Yourself and Others

(1) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 1:51 PM

Losing my sister to ovarian cancer has made me an advocate for change. I don't want other sisters, mothers, daughters or friends to face this deadly disease. That is why I'm committed to raising awareness and funds for research and education through the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund...

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Ovarian Cancer Month: Looking Back and Ahead

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 12:17 PM

As I look back on the month of September, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, I am humbled to have been in the company of so many warriors and caregivers in the fight against this devastating disease.

Since launching the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund (LMOCF) last year at...

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The Healing Effect of Sharing 'Private' Women's Health Issues

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 4:23 PM

It's been fascinating to observe the public conversation about Angelina Jolie's decision to have a prophylactic double mastectomy.

What began as a headline story about the actress's dramatic surgery has evolved into a serious, educational discussion about women's health.

By sharing the intimate details of her story, Angelina Jolie raised...

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Turning the Burden of Loss Into the Promise of Change

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 3:35 PM

Sometimes we need to be personally and profoundly affected by something to become advocates for change. For me, the illness and passing of my younger sister, Laura Lia Murray, turned me into a warrior against ovarian cancer.

Like many women with ovarian cancer, Laura showed no symptoms; by the time...

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