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Celebrities with a cause

By John, on 13/9/11

Ryan Reynolds has promoted the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research and awareness by running marathons. American journalist Maria Shriver, whose father was diagnosed with the condition, produced the HBO documentary, The Alzheimer’s Project, as well as a report. The Nargis Dutt Memorial Charitable Trust promoted the docu-drama film 1 a Minute, (referring to the worldwide cancer mortality rate) featuring interviews of celebrity cancer survivors including Olivia Newton John, Melissa Etheridge, Lisa Ray, Mumtaz and Barbara Mori. Survivor Kylie Minogue spearheaded the ‘Fashion Targets Breast Cancer’ campaign featuring print ads and fashion items.

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