Shannen Doherty is feeling grateful through her cancer battle.
As you know, the 45-year-old was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier last year — and on Saturday, the Charmed actress was honored at the American Cancer Society's annual gala in El Lay.
Speaking with the Press Association, Miz Doherty revealed the positive impact her diagnosis has had on her life:
"I'm feeling ridiculously lucky and very blessed. Cancer has changed my life for the better. It's made me a better human being. It stripped away all of the walls and the barriers. It exposes any lie in your life whatsoever. It exposes who's not really truly there for you and who really is there for you. It's this brilliant thing where you just look around and think, 'Oh my God, this person is amazing, they're showing up for me in a way I never expected'."
Shannen praised her mother Rosa, her husband Kurt Iswarienko, and gal pals Sarah Michelle Gellar and Chelsea Handler for their endless support during her treatment:
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To help fight cancer, 22 of the most renowned designers in the biz have teamed up with Swarovski Elements and the American Cancer Society to create one of a kind little black dresses for charity.
The dresses above, which were designed by Armani Prive, Diane von Furstenberg, Jean Paul Gaultier and Givenchy, will be hitting the auction block on September 20th at NYC's Philips de Pury.
100% of the proceeds from the 22 Ways to Say Black auction will benefit the American Cancer Society and La Ligue Contre le cancer in France.
CLICK HERE to see all the LBDs and how you can bid on them!
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What a wonderful cause!
Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo is taking a stand for women's health, and starting today, will launch a national campaign with the American Cancer Society to promote the prevention of the horrible disease!
"Cancer is something that touches everyone's lives. Women are busy taking care of other people. This is about choosing yourself. My daily schedule is quite hectic, but I have to put my health first in order to be the best mom and wife I can be."
Elizabeth Fontham, of the American Cancer Society, agrees:
"Women hold the keys to cancer prevention because they are the chief medical and chief operating officers of their individual households. But they really struggle to make their own health a priority."
Well-spoken! It's time to take care of yourselves, ladies!
Congratulations for taking a stand, Ellen! We think your noteriety as Meredith Grey and as a mom will be very beneficial to the campaign!
[Image via WENN.]
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