The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance wishes to acknowledge the following celebrities who have brought awareness to ovarian cancer and use their spotlight to further our cause.
Seven-time Olympic medalist Shannon Miller will be the keynote speaker at the 2011 Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Annual Conference. In February 2011, Ms. Miller revealed that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She is blogging about her treatment on her healthy living website www.shannonmillerlifestyle.com.
Well known actress and ovarian cancer survivor, Kathy Bates, teamed up with the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance to provide us with a public service announcement (PSA). She has provided the community with both a 30-second PSA and a more in-depth interview to help increase awareness about the disease. Kathy continues to support the organization and the cause to help us save women’s lives.
Tristar Products and Jack Lalanne’s Power Juicer have partnered with the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance in our efforts to educate women about ovarian cancer, fund research in its early detection and help find a cure.
Miss USA, Rima Fakih
During her reign as Miss USA, Rima Fakih supported the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and our mission. Rima lost a childhood friend to ovarian cancer and dedicated her time as Miss USA to educating young women around the world about the importance of knowing their bodies.
In 2008, Cartier named Janet Jackson as one of its LOVE ambassadors. With this honor, Janet designated the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance as her charity of choice and recipient of Cartier’s LOVECHARITY campaign. Shown here with Janet is ovarian cancer survivor and Board Director of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, Annette Leal Mattern. The star-studded event was launched at a special celebration in Bel Air, California hosted by Cartier.
For more information on Janet Jackson, please visit her site at www.janetjackson.com
Rachel Zoe, celebrity stylist and author, decided to use her fashionista connections to help bring awareness to ovarian cancer. She hosted a charity event in Los Angeles that included the resale of 200 of her favorite accessories from her personal closet. Rachel, who lost a close friend to the disease, hosts a reality series on the Bravo Channel where her support of ovarian cancer awareness was highlighted.
Ray Romano supports ovarian cancer initiatives in honor of his cousin, Linda, an ovarian cancer survivor and Director of Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives®, , an Ovarian Cancer National Alliance program.
Danica Patrick is publicly supporting the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and its fight against ovarian cancer. She continues to increase awareness through a number of marketing and communications efforts including a 30-second radio public service announcement (PSA) that can be heard here.
Laurey Masterton is a top-notch chef and owner of Laurey’s – Gourmet Comfort Food, in Asheville, North Carolina. In 2009, Laurey, a 20 year ovarian cancer survivor, rode her bike 3,000 miles cross country to raise funds and awareness for ovarian cancer. For more information about Laurey’s restaurant, visit http://www.laureysyum.com/