RS Cancer Survivor Gets a Major Surprise

We surprised Real Simple copy editor (and cancer survivor), Pamela Grossman, with a gift that keeps on giving. Watch her heartfelt reaction here.

In 2008, Pamela Grossman was diagnosed with cancer—almost 25 years after her mom passed away from the disease. Since then, she’s spent the majority of her time giving back to women undergoing treatment through organizations, including Young Survival Coalition, a national organization that offers resources, connections, and outreach to women undergoing breast cancer, and SHARE, an NYC based community of women affected by breast and ovarian cancers who offer support, strength, and hope. When makeup brand Thrive Causemetics' founder Karissa Bodnar got wind of Pam’s story and on-going efforts, she wanted to do something that would not only honor Pam for her good deeds but also continue to give back for many years to come. The brand is no stranger to giving back—in fact, every time a product is purchased, Thrive donates one of their products to a woman in need. Since Bodnar looks to strong women for inspiration when naming her products, she thought of Pam when creating the new deep mauve hue of the Glossy Lip Mark. The long-wearing stain is super pigmented with a sheen that’s not sticky and hydration that keeps lips comfortable. As with all of Thrive products, Glossy Lip Mark doesn’t contain parabens, sulfates, or toxins, so you can feel good about wearing and giving it. Find the Glossy Lip Mark in Pamela featured in the October issue (page 83), as well as, at ($26).