In honor of working women who have helped make BOTOX® Cosmetic (Botulinum Toxin Type A) the most popular physician-administered aesthetic treatment for the last seven years, Allergan, Inc. has announced the “BOTOX® Cosmetic: Express Success” charitable education campaign. Spearheaded by actress and singer Vanessa Williams, the campaign will benefit the not-for-profit Dress for Success, an organization that helps disadvantaged women succeed in the workforce, through a $250,000 donation from Allergan. The donation will support the organization in its efforts to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.  As part of the donation to Dress for Success, up to $50,000 of the total $250,000 donation will be generated through an online drive, with Allergan donating $2 to the organization on behalf of each of the first 25,000 people who visit and register on the campaign Web site, When pledging support on the Web site, people also can enter to win a trip for two to New York City to have lunch with Vanessa Williams, read Vanessa’s personal blog as well as get interview and workplace tips.


In addition to the donation, the “BOTOX(R) Cosmetic: Express Success” campaign includes a series of educational events featuring campaign ambassador, Vanessa Williams, Dress for Success CEO Joi Gordon and an aesthetic-specialty physician. The events will take place in select markets across the country where consumers will be able to support Dress for Success by donating nearly new professional attire as a cost of entry, while learning about fast and simple tips for working women, including treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic.  Williams will host the “BOTOX® Cosmetic: Express Success” campaign launch event with Allergan and Dress for Success on June 30 in New York City’s Union Square.   “We are pleased to launch the ‘BOTOX® Cosmetic: Express Success’ campaign on behalf of the women who have helped make BOTOX® Cosmetic the most popular physician administered treatment over the past seven years,” said Robert Grant, president of Allergan Medical, a division of Allergan, Inc. “During this time, Allergan has developed many programs to educate women about the product, especially the importance of seeing a licensed and trained physician. Through this campaign, Allergan also will be realizing the important philanthropic goal of helping disadvantaged women around the country fulfill their professional potential and express their success. It’s a first of its kind campaign for BOTOX® Cosmetic and we are proud to be partnering with both Dress for Success and Vanessa Williams on this important mission.”