8 Celebrities Who Battled Breast Cancer
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and on October 20th we will be celebrating survivors at Bras Across the Grand with the American Cancer Society. Come decorate a bra and hang it across the Grand River in tribute to the fight against breast cancer! Help us create a chain of hope to raise awareness about early detection and honor those battling the disease and those who have died of it.
Breast cancer knows no boundaries. People of all ages, races, and economic status cope with fighting breast cancer, including celebrities. Super famous or not, all those battling need our support. Join with us at Bras Across Grand to celebrate all survivors, including these inspiring stars.
International pop star Kylie Minogue was diagnosed in 2005. Her willingness to speak openly and honestly about the disease has made her an inspiration to many.
Rocker Sheryl Crow was diagnosed in 2006 after a routine mammogram showed suspicious areas. Because it was caught early enough, she was able to avoid chemotherapy. She has said, “I am a walking advertisement for early detection.”
Grammy and Oscar winner Melissa Etheridge was diagnosed in 2004 when she found a large lump in her left breast during a self exam . She later wrote the song ‘I Run for Life’ about her battle with the disease.
‘Anchorman’ and ‘The Sweetest Thing’ actress Christina Applegate was diagnosed in 2008. After a double mastectomy, she is now cancer-free and founded a organization that provides financial aid to those fighting breast cancer.
‘Three’s Company’ and ‘Step by Step’ actress Suzanne Somers was diagnosed in 2001. She became the first woman in the US to undergo an experimental breast-reconstruction surgery.
Comedian Wanda Sykes was diagnosed in 2011. After doctors found the cancer following a breast-reduction surgery, she underwent a double mastectomy.
Actress Edie Falco was diagnosed in 2003, while shooting ‘The Sopranos.’ She underwent treatment and is now cancer-free.
Join Channel 95-7 on Saturday, October 20 from 10am until 1pm for Bras Across The Grand, a survivor celebration to benefit the American Cancer Society!