Elizabeth Hurley is rocking pink for a good cause.
This weekend, the actress-turned-Instagram sensation shared a series of photos of herself wearing some elegant pink dresses — accentuating some of the looks with pink shoes and handbags. As Hurley told her Instagram followers, the designer apparel has been part of her campaign to raise money for the Estee Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Campaign — a charity she has represented for more than two decades now.
The multi-photo Instagram update proved to be a big hit with Hurley’s 1.5 million-plus followers. The post garnered thousands of likes and supportive comments, both for her timeless figure and for the cause she is representing.
“Beautiful person inside and out! God bless you!” wrote one Instagram user.
“That is a hot chick,” commented another fan.
Although Hurley made her mark as an actress, she has since found something of a second career as an Instagram model, frequently using the site to model her personal line of swimsuits. Hurley has also used the popular social media platform to bring attention to good causes. She often posts about various charity events that she has attended or hosted, encouraging her followers to support these causes.
The Estee Lauder charity has been one of her longest-running campaigns. As The Cut noted, Hurley has worked with the company for 23 years and connected with many women who have been diagnosed with the disease.
As Hurley told The Cut, she has also learned about the effect breast cancer has beyond the women diagnosed.
“It’s not just the women diagnosed — seeing the trauma it has brought to husbands, fathers, children, and how widespread it is,” said Hurley. “It’s almost impossible not to be touched by it. In this last year alone, five to six of my friends have had breast cancer scares. One in eight women are diagnosed in their lifetime.”
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All these designer dresses and lots more, including bags & shoes, that I’ve worn during my fund raising events for @esteelaudercompanies Breast Cancer Campaign are being sold on @luxanthropy to raise money for life saving research by @bcrfcure @ann_caruso #timetoendbreastcancer #elcambassador ???????????????? it’s a great way to help a great cause and buy some beautiful things ????
Hurley also noted the strides that have taken place during two-plus decades of advocating for breast cancer awareness. She told the outlet that many women are being diagnosed younger than in previous decades, meaning that more women are being checked in their 30s and 40s than ever before. According to Hurley, this development has helped lead to a 39 percent drop in mortality rates since the late 1980s.
Considering the number of years Hurley has actively participated in advocating for the cause, it’s likely that her Instagram post could have been much lengthier. The actress told The Cut that she has worn “hundreds” of pink dresses over the years while raising money for the charity — some of which ended up in her closet and others that she borrowed for the swanky events.