Pink Ribbons: Vixens Affected By Breast Cancer
With Giuliana Rancic announcing her diagnosis of breast cancer via The Today Show, VV is taking a moment to drop knowledge on a few African-American women affected by the cure-less disease. Studies show that African American women are struck with the illness at a younger age and a deadlier rate. Things must be done!
Breast Cancer Awareness month is much more than NFL players donning pink gear in support of the cause or all pink everything products. It's about actions, ladies. Running a marathon or donating time and money is all apart of halting this devastating condition because, truthfully, we're all affected (directly or indirectly).
Flip the pages to see how women have been affected by breast cancer and what they're doing about it...
First black supermodel Naomi Sims died of breast cancer in 2009.
Gabrielle Union is a Susan G. Komen for the Cure's ?Circle of Promise ambassador.
Halle Berry hosted 2011 The Revlon Run/Walk For Women's Cancer.
Patti LaBelle lost one of her sisters to breast cancer.
Wanda Sykes was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year.
Queen Latifah attended the 2011 Revlon Run/Walk for Women's Cancer.
Diahann Carroll was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998. She is now a survivor of the disease and activist for the cause.