Ulta Beauty said it raised $5.5 million in 2018 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), the largest sum ever raised by the company along with associates, guests and business partners.
The retailer raised the funds during the company’s successful Gorgeous Way to Give program. The campaign included numerous fundraising efforts including the sales of Ulta Beauty’s BCRF collection, the annual Cut for a Cause in-store national fundraising event locations, the company’s annual charity golf outing and Day of Beauty, personal donations and more.
“We believe beauty is at its best when it is giving back. That’s why Ulta Beauty is grateful to our guests, associates and business partners for sharing in our passion for achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer,” said Mary Dillon, CEO of Ulta Beauty. “One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. As a company with 40,000 associates— 92% of whom are women— we care deeply about this issue and are committed to continuing our role in the fight against breast cancer.”
Ulta Beauty has served as one of BCRF’s top three corporate partners and currently funds 19 breast cancer researchers aimed at eradicating breast cancer. Since 2009, Ulta Beauty has raised more than $27.5 million for BCRF, the company said.