Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

Ex-QVC Host Lisa Mason’s Husband’s Cancer Comeback

June 17, 2016

Anyone need to hear some good news? We sure do.

Well, it looks like former QVC host Lisa Mason’s husband Gino is making a miraculous recovery from his brain cancer.

Mason has posted a lot of photos on Facebook of her and hubby in South Carolina, at the beach, and he looks fantastic!

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“Now, that’s a great looking man!” Mason wrote. “Cancer continues to shrink! Thank you so much for loving and praying for us! We are just living each day with joy and gratitude. So thankful for the little things! God bless you!!!”

Keep those prayers coming.

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QVC, Cosmetics Execs Team Again For Cancer Benefit

April 27, 2016

QVC and Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) are joining forces for the fourth consecutive year for “QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits,” which will air on our birthday, this Thursday, at 7 p.m.

The deal is that 80 percent of the purchase price of the donated merchandise will benefit Cancer and Careers, a charitable program of the CEW Foundation. This week’s lineup includes products from Nars, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Givenchy, Shiseido, bareMinerals, Algenist and Philosophy.

Wow, Nars is back! We haven’t seen it on QVC since the network wouldn’t let Lisa Robertson utter the name of one of the beauty brand’s iconic blushes: Orgasm.

But we digress. As an added bonus on Thursday, shoppers will receive a gift with purchase, which includes one full-size product and four deluxe samples from participating brands in a Sonia Kashuk-designed cosmetic bag.

The broadcast will benefit Cancer and Careers, which empowers, educates and provides essential tools to people with cancer so they can thrive in the workplace. Viewers will be shown the impact that each purchase can make to the lives of those affected by cancer and industry experts will share beauty tips and tricks that will leave everyone feeling beautiful.

“Teaming up with CEW once again gives viewers the opportunity to shop for a cause, while also inspiring them to positively impact lives across the country through Cancer and Careers,” said Rachel Ungaro, QVC’s vice president of fashion and beauty merchandising.

“This initiative aligns with our charitable mission to support the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships. By working with CEW and their strong network, we aim to bring together the beauty industry to build more awareness and support for Cancer and Careers.”

To help raise awareness for this year’s broadcast, longtime friends Cindy Crawford, model and entrepreneur, and Sonia Kashuk, founder of Sonia Kashuk Beauty, teamed up for the second year in a row as the Public Service Announcements spokeswomen.

Cindy Crawford’s sister, Chris Bohnsak, and Sonia Kashuk’s daughter, Sadye Kaner, lent their support to enforce the social campaign “Better Together.”

“This simple but powerful phrase reinforces the collective goal of ‘Beauty with Benefits, which is to bring people, products and expertise together to make life better for cancer survivors on the job,” according to QVC’s press release.

QVC viewers, with or without a direct connection to cancer, will be encouraged to post about someone who makes life better for them, whether it is a friend, family member, colleague, teacher or doctor using the hashtag #BeautywithBenefits.

This year, viewers are also invited to participate in a sweepstakes that will give one shopper the chance to win every product in the broadcast for themselves and a friend of their choice.

QVC Host Dan Wheeler’s Late Wife’s Service To Be Streamed

November 3, 2015

We just got back from vacation, where it was too difficult for us to blog, so this is our first words on the tragic death of QVC host Dan Wheeler’s wife Beth, 61. And we find we are without words.

As we suffered a horrendous loss, the death of our father earlier this year, and have friends who have lost loved ones recently, as well, one runs out of things to say. Your faith is tested. Dan is born-again, so he has God to turn to, but reading his heart-wrenching Facebook posts about the demise of the love of his life was beyond sad.

The late Beth Wheeler

The late Beth Wheeler

Here is one post:

I am heartbroken and my spirit is crushed. Today I had several panic attacks and have cried until I can’t breathe. I know this first year without will be so hard. First Thanksgiving, first anniversary. First Christmas, New Years, her birthday, it goes on and on. But I’m told someday it will slowly get better.

That reminded us of our own thoughts about facing the upcoming holiday season without our father.

Then this from Dan:

I guess my new normal is to wake up crying. My heart has a giant hole in it. My wife, @Elizabeth Ann Wheeler was not only the Love of my Life but she was and is my hero. My daughters have tattoos on their wrists that say “Faith” and “Hope.”

Beth’s wrist says “Love.” She is love and she loved me unconditionally for 37 years. The past 6 months have been difficult. The past 5 weeks unbearable. But these days of planning her life celebration and burial are really impossible as a man.

But God is carrying me and my family. “Now abideth faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is LOVE!” I miss you so much my sweet Cakies! (my nickname for Beth)

But QVC customers will be able to view the services for Beth, who died of cancer. Dan posted this:

Beth’s Celebration service will stream live tomorrow on the Internet and you can watch it at 11am ET from anywhere in the world @www.cfdowningtown.com/wheeler.

My wife always preferred the background but it is time that moves “center stage” so the world can learn about this amazing woman. Hope you can join us for this incredible service!

Our heart goes out to Dan and his family, and to all victims of cancer.

QVC Host Dan Wheeler’s Ill Wife Improves, Comes Home From Hospital

October 22, 2015

Someone heard our prayers.

QVC host Dan Wheeler’s beloved wife Beth, who is ill with cancer, came home on Wednesday after several weeks in a Philly hospital.

BETH

It seemed touch and go for awhile for Beth and Wheeler, a devout Christian, called for all his QVC fans to keep praying for her. We are no experts on cancer, but she was receiving blood platelets and initially it was not working out well.

But she finally took a turn for the better, hence her discharge from the hospital.

“The signs and balloons are in place, the wheelchair is here and the ramp has been built to my front door,” Wheeler posted on Facebook.

“My baby is getting an ambulance ride home today!!! Miracles are happening everyday! Praise the Lord and thank you all for your prayers! After three weeks of storming heaven collectively with you our QVC FAMILY, she is coming home!!!! I’m so happy I can hardly contain myself!”

Either can we, Dan.

QVC, Cosmetic Execs Team On ‘Cancers and Careers’ Benefit

April 10, 2015

For the third consecutive year, QVC and Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) are joining forces for “QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits,” a two-hour broadcast that will provide shoppers a chance to feel beautiful while giving back.

Next Thursday QVC will offer “prestige beauty brands” with 80 percent of the purchase price of donated merchandise benefiting Cancer and Careers, a charitable program of the CEW Foundation.

Beauty buffs can tune in to QVC for a wide range of products including color cosmetics, fragrance, skin care and hair care from brands including Laura Mercier, Clinique, Fresh, Shiseido, bareMinerals, Josie Maran, philosophy and many more.

As an added bonus, each shopper will receive a gift with purchase which features five deluxe samples from participating brands in a Sonia Kashuk-designed cosmetic bag created especially for ” Beauty with Benefits.”

Cancer and Careers empowers, educates and provides essential tools to people with cancer so that they can thrive in the workplace. Throughout the evening, inspiring segments will showcase those who have benefited from the many resources provided by Cancers and Careers.

Viewers will be shown the impact that each purchase can make on the lives of those affected by cancer, and industry experts will share beauty tips and tricks that are guaranteed to leave everyone feeling beautiful.

“QVC is dedicated to supporting our ongoing commitment to promote the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships,” said Ken O’Brien, senior vice president of merchandising for QVC. “Teaming up with CEW once again this year for ‘Beauty with Benefits’ will help us inspire viewers to positively impact lives across the country through Cancer and Careers.”

In support of the broadcast, QVC also launched a social campaign with the theme of “Better Together.” This simple but powerful phrase reinforces the collective goal of “Beauty with Benefits,” which is to bring people, products and expertise together to make life better for cancer survivors on the job.

QVC viewers, with or without a direct connection to cancer, will be encouraged to post about someone who makes life better for them, whether it is a friend, colleague, parent, teacher, doctor, grandparent, etc. Using the hashtag #BeautywithBenefits, viewers can share who they are better together with.

The social campaign will be promoted across social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, QVC Community and Google+.

To help raise awareness for ” Beauty with Benefits,” longtime friends model and entrepreneur Cindy Crawford and makeup artist and entrepreneur Sonia Kashuk united their passions for beauty and appeared in both the print and television public service announcements for the broadcast.

Ex-QVC Host Lisa Mason’s Christmas With Gino

December 21, 2014

Christmas can be a very trying time if you have loved ones who are ill. But former QVC host Lisa Mason is embracing the season even though her husband Gino is battling cancer.

Here is her recent post on Facebook:

Gino

Gino

This Christmas Day, my Beloved will be receiving chemotherapy. And, I could not be more grateful. No tree to trim, no gifts to open, no family with us, (he is vulnerable with low white cell count) but I could not be happier!

He is with me. He is alive. He is fighting. We are in love. We are thankful for each day. This will be our best Christmas ever! Hold your loved ones close and thank The Lord for his grace!!! We love you!!! Merry Christmas. Please remember the real reason for the season!!!

Prayers to both of them.

Ex-QVC Host Lisa Mason’s Gino Has Stage 4 Cancer

October 21, 2014

Ex-QVC host Lisa Mason thanked well-wishers for their prayers and support for her and her husband Gino, who has cancer that spread to his brain.

“My husband has stage four esophageal cancer which has spread,” Mason posted on Facebook.

“Other than slight difficulty swallowing a few months back, no symptoms at all. I sincerely beg you…if you or someone you know has untreated acid reflux disease or has problems swallowing, please, please see a doctor. NOW,” she wrote.

“A simple endoscopy is all that’s needed,” she continued. “The tumor in his brain is gone…now we treat the esophagus. We have a long road. But we live by our faith and trust in The Lord. Thank you and love you all.”

Prayers again for Lisa and Gino.

Ex-QVC Host Lisa Mason’s Husband Recovering From Brain Cancer

October 19, 2014

A few months ago former QVC host Lisa Mason revealed on Facebook that her beloved husband was diagnosed with cancer.

On Saturday Mason posted an update on Gino, the Samoan-descent spouse she would always mention on on-air.

“He is the strongest man I know,” Mason wrote. “Brain surgery followed by excruciating brain radiation. Now chemo. He is my rock, my one true love. He is my husband. If The Lord took us both tonight, we would have maxed out on love.”

“We live a small, simple life by society’s standards,” Mason said. “But we are wealthy beyond belief in Faith, family and friends. Please continue to pray for my beloved as we start this next journey together. With sincere love and appreciation.”

Prayers to both them.

Ex-QVC Host Lisa Mason’s Husband Has The Cancer

August 12, 2014

Former QVC host Lisa Mason has clarified her disturbing Facebook post, which talked about a cancer diagnosis she and her husband Gino were facing.

Everyone, us included, wanted to know who has the cancer.

Well, Mason answered that question on FB, and posted the photo we are sharing here.

Lisa Mason and Gino

Lisa Mason and Gino

“Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers,” she posted. “We begin a very rough road of treatment. Although the diagnosis of cancer is his, the burden is ours together. With much love…. Gino and Lisa.”

Ex-QVC Host Lisa Mason’s Plea After Cancer Diagnosis

August 9, 2014

We slept late today, Saturday, and found this disturbing news when we checked Facebook. Former QVC host Lisa Mason is apparently up against a life-threatening situation: cancer.

Mason, who has been acting as the the rep for Supersmile (we think that’s what it was) on QVC, said that we won’t be seeing her on the home shopping network again.

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Here is the rest of her FB post:

My life has taken an abrupt turn. Please, please pray for me and Gino. We are facing the fight of our lives with a sudden diagnosis of cancer.

I believe in the power of medicine and great doctors. But, I mostly believe in the power of our great and mighty Heavenly Father, whom Gino and I serve and trust. Please pray for Gino and Lisa and please pass this on. Much love to you always.

Mason and her husband Gino, who she would always mention on-air, live in Manhattan. When she left QVC, there was talk that she was going because of an illness she reportedly had, lupus.

Anyway, we loved her on QVC. She was a funny, warm sometimes racy Southern Belle of a host. Prayers to her and Gino.