Cynthia Nixon to Work With Breast Cancer Organization


Apr. 16 2008, Published 8:53 a.m. ET

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A day after revealing her victorious battle with breast cancer, Cynthia Nixon announced she’s teaming up with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization.

''As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, knowing my personal risk made me more aware and more empowered when I faced my own diagnosis,'' the actress said in a statement. ''I want to help Susan G. Komen for the Cure educate the 1.1 million women around the globe who face a diagnosis each year.''

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Named an ambassador for the foundation, which organizes the Race for the Cure events, Cynthia will share her personal breast cancer story in a special Web series.

The 42-year-old Sex and the City star revealed she was diagnosed with breast cancer in her right breast in 2006 on Good Morning America on Tuesday.

“I was scared but I was very cognizant of it," she said. "If it's going to happen, this is the best way for it to happen — that it's found so early, and we can just get right on it."

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As for why she waited two years to disclose her battle, Cynthia said, "I didn't want paparazzi at the hospital.”


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