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Melissa Etheridge, William Baldwin, more sign on for '1 a Minute Live,' a breast cancer event
It's a big event to support a big crisis: Worldwide, breast cancer takes the life of one person a minute. And Melissa Etheridge, Olivia Newton-John, William Baldwin, Deepak Chopra and others will be taking part in the "1 A Minute Live supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure" screening event to educate, enlighten and inspire hope.
On Wednesday, Oct. 6, more than 500 theaters nationwide will screen the film "1 A Minute," a docu-drama highlighting the experience of having breast cancer from diagnosis to recovery.
Before the screening, Etheridge, Newton-John, Baldwin, Chopra and other celebs whose lives have been affected by the disease will join an expert panel that will be broadcast live in theatres after the screenings.
"Having already lost two young aunts to breast cancer and furious at the toll that cancer takes around the world, I decided to turn my harrowing journey into a positive outcome," says the film's director, actress Namrata Singh Gujral, who's also a breast cancer survivor. "I did not want to put lipstick on cancer. Cancer is ugly and will remain so. But '1 A Minute' is hopeful, positive and uplifting."
The live celebrity and expert panel will take place at Woodbury University in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live to the more than 500 theatres participating in the event across the nation as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Proceeds will go to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to the fight against breast cancer worldwide.
"Thirty years ago, I promised my dying sister Susan G. Komen to do everything in my power to end breast cancer forever," says Nancy G. Brinker, Founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. "'1 A Minute' helps fulfill that promise by encouraging a dialogue about this awful disease."
For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.1aminute.com.
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