Celebrities are just like us. Us Weekly tells us this. They buy toilet paper, just like us. They dig out their occasional wedgies when they think no one is watching, just like us. They order venti mocha frappuccinos from Starbucks, just like us. And they get breast cancer...just like us.
Christina Applegate, best known as the quintessential dumb blonde bombshell Kelly Bundy from the 90's cult comedy Married With Children, and now starring in the perky title role of the ABC Emmy and Golden Globe nominated hit SamanthaWho? has seen better months...but her television career isn't the only thing making a celebrated comeback.
After recently being diagnosed with breast cancer, Christina is now 100% cancer free after bravely undergoing a double masectomy. She will undergo reconstructive surgery over the next eight months and has maintained a healthy sense of humor while exhibiting grace and a sense of optimism that is beyond admirable.
Several A-list, Academy Award winning actresses have joined forces over the years to raise awareness for the fight for a cure - Renee Zellweger, Hilary Swank, Glenn Close, Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and the 2008 ambassador for Saks Fifth Avenue's Key to the Cure campaign - Gwyneth Paltrow. Purchase this exclusive Karl Lagerfeld designed tee and over $35 of the purchase price goes to the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women's Cancer Research Fund.
Next month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so whether you're shopping for a new pair of undies, nail polish, a new fragrance or any other stylish staples, think pink and put your money towards finding a cure. There isn't anything more fashionable than that.
With 182,460 women diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,480 breast cancer related deaths reported in 2008, we're coming to terms with the fact that breast cancer touches our mothers, our sisters, our best friends and our co-workers, as well as the stars we idolize.
Yes, Christina is just like us.
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