Friends since 1988, Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge have endured their share of hardships—bad breakups, depression and for Etheridge, the anxiety around coming out sexually. But they fought their toughest battle when, within two years of each other, Crow and Etheridge each received a breast cancer diagnosis, shaking their worlds to the core. Through sheer determination and perseverance, they came out the other side. Now healthy and happy, the two survivors sat down with AARP The Magazine to discuss what they've learned and how they've each found a renewed sense of self.
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It's no surprise that about 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In fact, for women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, our national healthcare expert is here to discuss educating and empowering women to take charge of their own breast health.
The 10th annual Avon Foundation for Women Gala tonight honored exceptional women and men for their efforts to end breast cancer and violence against women. The event, held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, has raised more than $20 million for Avon philanthropy in the decade since it launched. The event was hosted by Reese Witherspoon, award-winning actress and Honorary Chair of the Avon Foundation for Women, and Andrea Jung, Chairman and CEO, Avon Products, Inc., with a special musical performance by Melissa Etheridge.
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