Ellen DeGeneres Promotes Cancer Awareness

September 26, 2008 By:
Ellen DeGeneres Promotes Cancer Awareness

Ellen DeGeneres is donating her time (and voice) to a new campaign. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so Ellen is urging people to check for signs of the illness.

Ellen says: "I went into a studio and recorded a million different (versions): 'Hi, this is Ellen DeGeneres and your sister told me to remind you that it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month', 'Your teacher told me to call you', 'Your neighbor told me to call you', 'Your cousin', 'Your mother'."

The cause is really important to Ellen because her own mother had to have a mastectomy 30 years ago. The experience changed Ellen's life so she wants to make sure all women get a mammogram every year. Gotta love it when celebs donate their time to a great cause.