The Hope Springs actress got together with Katie Couric to promote her Entertainment Industry Foundation's National Colorectal Cancer Research foundation, which is teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and to do her part, Miz Streep recorded a PSA that urges everyone to get screened for colorectal cancer.
Since Meryl knows how important it is to screen for this type of cancer, she reveals that she made everyone she knows get a test done, and noted:
A lot of people think Gary Busey is just some weirdo they've seen on The Apprentice, but they haven't heard his whole story. Yeah, he can be quirky, and parts of the video are no exception, but he always means well, and he has an important cause that's very close to his heart…
… or brain, we should say!
Gary was in a motorcycle accident in 1988 that killed him. He wasn't wearing a helmet, and he cracked open his skull. During the emergency brain operation, he literally died.
Of course, he was brought back, and we're glad that he's doing okay — and he's working tirelessly to make sure what happened to him doesn't happen to anyone else, especially those who might not survive!
Check out the PSA he's recorded (above) for Traumatic Brain Injury Month!
Terrence Howard is known around Hollywood for being a little full of himself, and kinda hard to work with. We're glad he's doing something to change that frame of mind, because we really do think he's one hell of an actor!
Terrence has joined the Colon Cancer Alliance, and has recorded a new PSA for the group — all about getting people the proper screening for colon cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in America. It's also very preventable with the right kind of screening!
Unfortunately, it couldn't be prevented in Terrence's mother, and that's why he has taken up this fight:
“I miss my mother’s voice and her gentle kindness. But despite my loss, my mom would love to know that her battle with colon cancer helped save others."
Virtually equal numbers of women (69,140) and men (73,680) are diagnosed with colon cancer each year, and yet people still view it as a "man's disease."
Check out Terrence's inspirational PSA (above), and make sure you get screened!
Reach your audience any way you can, and if that means having David Arquette talk about boobies for the Keep A Breast Foundation, well, let's listen up!
Breast cancer prevention is imperative, and that means that more people should be encouraged to check themselves and their partners — any way you can! A large percentage of breast cancer is actually found by a spouse or loved one, so never count them out! It might even be fun!
KAB seeks to increase breast cancer awareness among young people through art events, educational programs and fundraising efforts, so they are better equipped to make choices and develop habits that will benefit their long-term health and well-being. For more fab info, make sure you CLICK HERE!!