Rick Tolin, president of Lubrizol Advanced Materials, will be honored Sept. 24 at a virtual benefit for female cancer patients.
Tolin will be honored at the annual BeautyCares DreamBall for his work on behalf of the Look Good Feel Better program. It’s the first time a representative of an ingredient supplier has been recognized for its support of the program.
Look Good Feel Better is a free support program that teaches beauty techniques to people with cancer to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. It includes lessons on skin and nail care, cosmetics, wigs and turbans, accessories and styling – all to help people with cancer find normalcy in the midst of treatment. It’s a collaboration of the Look Good Feel Better Foundation of the Personal Care Products Council and the Professional Beauty Association.
Tolin, a longtime board member of the Personal Care Products Council, is being saluted for his individual support of the program over the years and for helping Lubrizol to increase its level of corporate backing. He recently described attending a virtual session during which a makeup artist instructed a group of cancer patients.
“You could feel the rise in energy in all the participants as the session went on,” Tolin said. “They left that session knowing they were not alone. They left with a sense of pride, a sense of purpose, a sense of hope and they were ready to continue their fight. And I left, changed forever.”
Tolin, who joined Lubrizol in 1993, leads the company’s Advanced Materials division, which manufactures specialty materials and chemicals used in a variety of products, including pharmaceuticals, beauty and personal care items.
The theme of this year’s BeautyCares DreamBall is “Stand Strong Together”, an acknowledgement of the additional challenges those with cancer face during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be livestreamed beginning at 5:45 p.m. Sept. 24 on the event site.