Applegate to launch cancer charity

July 27th, 2010 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS  

London, July 27 (IANS) Cancer surviving actress Christina Applegate is launching a charity to help at-risk women who can’t afford the proper preventative care.
Applegate will launch Right Action For Women in September and hopes the project will aid women get any cancer detected early, reports wenn.com.

“It’s a programme giving financial aid to high-risk women who can’t afford to get MRIs, which is how I found my cancer. It’s unfortunate that insurance companies (in America) don’t cover the cost of that.

“It’s such an incredible device because you can find it at an early detection stage. We started our pilot programme and started helping women already, even though we aren’t launched,” she said.

“The other aspect of the programme is to do genetic counselling and help women understand what being high-risk means, and understanding what foods are good for their bloods and how to prevent this disease from happening. That has been my mission,” she added.

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