By  on September 29, 2009

Beauty sales may be stalling because of the recession, but the economic downturn hasn’t derailed the industry’s philanthropic drive. The 25th annual Dream Ball, held Thursday evening at the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan, raised $1.8 million for Look Good…Feel Better. While the total was below last year’s take, the organizers appeared grateful for the continued support.

This year’s honorees were Andrea Jung, chairman & chief executive officer of Avon Products Inc.; Cosimo Policastro, executive vice president fine fragrances, Givaudan Fragrances Corp., and Gregory D. Wasson, president and ceo of Walgreens Co. Hoda Kotb, a “Today” show anchor and breast cancer survivor, was the evening’s Dream Girl.

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