Christina Applegate: I Want to Help Everyone Be Cancer Free!

July 26, 2010 By:
Christina Applegate: I Want to Help Everyone Be Cancer Free!

Thanks to proper preventative care, medication and a great support system, Christina Applegate was able to beat breast cancer two years ago. And now that's 100% cancer free, she's doing her best to help other women get educated about the deadly disease.

Christina is launching a charity to help at-risk women who can't afford the proper preventative care. The charity, Right Action For Women, which will launch this September, will aim at helping women get cancer detected early.

She tells WENN, "It's a program giving financial aid to high-risk women who can't afford to get MRIs, which is how I found my cancer.

"It's unfortunate that insurance companies (in America) don't cover the cost of that. It's such an incredible device because you can find it at an early detection stage. We started our pilot program and started helping women already, even though we aren't launched.

"The other aspect of the program is to do genetic counseling and help women understand what being high-risk means, and understanding what foods are good for their bloods and how to prevent this disease from happening. That has been my mission."

Christina is at a great place in her life. She just announced her pregnancy last week, has a wedding to plan and now this? We wouldn't be more thrilled for her!