October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month and ESSENCE.com will be highlighting woman and celebrities that are championing the disease. See how Black Hollywood supports breast cancer research and the charities they are involved in.
In 2005 R&B legend Patti LaBelle had a breast-cancer scare, but didn’t tell anyone in her family about it. LaBelle announced the surprise news at Denise Rich’s biannual Angel Ball for Cancer Research. Since then the star has been actively involved with breast cancer awareness organizations like the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.