Style Editor, Joie Davidow, Erasing Stigma Of Birthmarks
Joie Davidow co-founded one of America's biggest weekly papers and was
the editor-in-chief of L.A. Style magazine. But beneath the fashion and
glamour, Davidow was hiding a painful secret - a hand-sized birthmark,
called a port wine stain, which covered much of her face.
Philanthropist 'Babies' Her MS
For 13 years Hollywood philanthropist Nancy Davis has had multiple sclerosis.
For 11 years she has spearheaded efforts to raise money to find a cure
by founding the Center Without Walls. "This is my 11th year co-chairing
the Race to Erase MS, and I could not be more excited," says Davis,
daughter of Hollywood mogul Marvin Davis. "I know we are making tremendous
progress in finding better treatments that will eventually lead to a cure.
| Bob Dole Campaigns For Better Healthcare
Sen. Bob Dole has served our nation with distinction for over six decades
as a patriot and statesman and been honored with the Presidential Medal
of Freedom. Now he's fighting to free parents and grandparents from the
bureaucracy of Medicare so they can receive the best healthcare possible.
"My Battle with Blood Clots", by John Douglas
is a pioneering FBI profiler who has tracked some of the most notorious
criminals of our time. During his 25-year career in the FBI, John has
faced some dangerous foes, but his biggest adversary turned out to be
Downey Works Miracles With Operation Smile
After a nine-year run as the beautiful angel Monica on Touched by an Angel,
Roma Downey has witnessed her share of made-for-TV miracles. But her work
with Operation Smile is close to real heavenly intervention. "There's
probably nothing more synonymous with children than the word smile,"
says Downey. "Operation Smile visits 21 countries on an annual basis
to fix children who have cleft lips and palates."
Drescher Announces Campaign For Women's Health
'Four more years, four more years,' is a familiar chant to victorious
politicians. It's also Fran Drescher's goal as she nears the fourth anniversary
of her being cancer-free. Now, the former Nanny star and health
advocate is contemplating adding a new role to her resume - politician.
"Endometriosis", by actress Karen Duffy
Duffy was diagnosed with endometriosis, a condition that affects an estimated
six million women in the United States. In an effort to increase awareness
of endometriosis, Ms. Duffy has teamed up with the National Women's Health
Resource Center. Karen Duffy's public service announcements, which began
airing in March, strongly encourage women to re-examine menstrual period
pain and to discuss their symptoms with their health care professionals.
Eikenberry And Tucker Know The T-Score
Married actors Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker played law partners
on the popular television series "L.A. Law." But now the couple
has partnered in a more important venture -- fighting osteoporosis. Ms.
Eikenberry, a breast cancer survivor, has been diagnosed with osteoporosis
and Mr. Tucker has been diagnosed with its precursor condition, osteopenia.
Together, they are supporting the National Osteoporosis Foundation as
spokespersons for the "Know Yourself to a T" campaign.
Esiason Mounts Winning Drive Against Cystic Fibrosis
Former NFL quarterback and CBS football analyst Boomer Esiason knows that there's no bigger moment in all of pro football than playing in the Super
Bowl. But Esiason would gladly give up his NFL legacy if he could emerge
victorious over a far greater adversary - cystic fibrosis (CF).
| Geraldine Ferraro Races Against Multiple
In 1984, Geraldine Ferraro made history as the first woman vice-presidential
candidate. What history could not have foretold was that 14 years later
Ferraro was going to run the race of her life against a deadly disease.
In 1998 Ferraro was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
Sally Field Talks About Osteoporosis
Actress Sally Field, the seemingly ageless icon of a Baby Boom generation that starts turning 60 this year, revealed that she was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis and is leading a public action campaign to educate and inspire women to fight the fragile bone disease. Surprised by her recent diagnosis, Field chose to go public with her personal health and is launching Rally With Sally For Bone HealthSM, sponsored by Roche and GlaxoSmithKline. The campaign encourages women to protect themselves against fractures so they can remain active and reduce their risk of a debilitating injury.
Gibson's 'Passion' For Ocean Safety
Whether you know Mel Gibson as the Sexiest Man Alive, Hollywood's top
leading man or as the Academy Award-winning director of Braveheart,
there's no doubt about his passion for everything he pursues. That includes
his love of the water and his commitment to promoting ocean safety. "Always
swim in guarded waters," states Gibson, who is an avid water-sports
enthusiast and a father of seven.
Tipper Gore Honors Mental Health Achievements
Nearly 19 million Americans in any given year experience a depressive
disorder -- with women suffering almost twice the rate of men. One of
these women was Tipper Gore, a presenter at the recent "Erasing the
Stigma Awards" in Beverly Hills.
Grant Has Faith About Defeating Pediatric Cancers
There's an old saying that "a stitch in time saves nine." When
it comes to promoting the Quilt of Dreams campaign for St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital, singer Amy Grant knows that a stitch in time may actually
save lives. Founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, St. Jude is
a unique children's hospital, because no child will ever be turned away
because their family cannot afford treatment.
Gay Hamilton Acts To End Violence Against Women
On The Practice, Lisa Gay Hamilton played an attorney dedicated
to defending people's rights. As a woman, Hamilton is fighting to defend
fellow women from becoming victims of physical and sexual violence. "The
UN has estimated that one out of every three women will raped or beaten
in her lifetime," says Hamilton, who has been performing The Vagina
Monologues for several years.
Hammon Shoots to Eliminate Cervical Cancer
"As a member of the New York Liberty, I know that my job isn't
just about scoring baskets and winning games; though, it is a lot
of fun. My job is also to be a role model to our millions of fans, particularly
the women and young girls who cheer us on from inside the arena and in
front of their television sets."
Hannah Fights Against Women's Heart Disease
As Miss Driver in Kill Bill Daryl Hannah plays an amoral villain
with no compassion for her victims. Now the Blade Runner alum is
helping track down a similar foe -- America's #1 serial killer of women
- heart disease.
Hartley Triumphs Over Bipolar Disorder
For seven years, Mariette Hartley and James Garner shared a unique chemistry
in their Polaroid commercials. Now Hartley is bringing into sharp focus
another kind of chemistry - neurochemistry - that debilitates millions
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