Celebs Giving Back to Breast Cancer

Celebs Giving Back to Cancer

Essence Oct, 07, 2010

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This year Alicia Keys made her directorial debut in the Lifetime original film “Five.” The film is comprised of five separate short films that explore the affect of breast cancer on people’s lives.

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Musiq Soulchild’s newest video “Yes” raises awareness on breast cancer. In the video he stands strong for his girlfriend who’s going through breast cancer treatment.

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Not only did Lil Mama’s mother pass from breast cancer in 2007, but she’s fighting to raise awareness for breast cancer now by working with foundations to get the word out about the disease.

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“O” magazine is a huge supporter of Hazel & Harlow which sells a heart shaped ring to benefit breast cancer awareness and charities.

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Gabrielle Union got involved in the breast cancer awareness movement after a girlfriend was diagnosed at 32. She’s not only a regular at the annual Think Pink Rocks concerts but she continues to walk in the Susan G. Komen New York City Race for The Cure events.

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Patti LaBelle has supported the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Race for the Cure for a very long time.

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50 Cent is a huge advocate of breast cancer awareness. He’s known to perform at the annual Think Pink Rocks concerts.

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Queen Latifah has been a long-time participant in the Think Pink Rocks annual concert.

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Shontelle has made several appearances at the Think Pink Rocks concert.

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Vanessa Williams lends her time to the Post for a Cure campaign for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event.

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Akon performed at a recent Think Pink Rocks concert. Think Pink Rocks works to create awareness about early detection.

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Robin Roberts is not only a breast cancer survivor, she also gives back by supporting initiatives like this year’s CFDA’s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer event.

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Nelly has preformed at Think Pink Rocks concerts in the past.

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Family duo Brandy and Ray-J also performed at the 2010 Think Pink Rocks concert for breast cancer awareness.

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Diahann Carroll joins the cast of many breast cancer survivors in a special documentary called, “1 a Minute LIVE Supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure,” airing this fall.

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Revlon ambassador Halle Berry is very active with the annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women supporting breast cancer.

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Melanie Fiona has been a long time supporter of breast cancer awareness and has performed at Think Pink Rocks concerts.

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Hoda Kotb is not only a breast cancer survivor she gives back to it as well. She created the “Forward Ring” to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.