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100 Influential Celebrities in Oncology: The 2023 Edition – Part 10
Dec 31, 2023, 11:35

100 Influential Celebrities in Oncology: The 2023 Edition – Part 10

As we continue with Part 10 of OncoDaily’s “100 Influential Celebrities in Oncology: The 2023 Edition,” we honor ten more individuals who have used their fame to advocate for cancer awareness, research, and support. These celebrities are not only recognized for their contributions to entertainment and media but also for their dedication to making a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.

You can view the profiles of the nominees from the last weeks by checking out the links below:

100 Influential Celebrities in Oncology: The 2023 Edition – Part 1

100 Influential Celebrities in Oncology: The 2023 Edition – Part 2

100 Influential Celebrities in Oncology: The 2023 Edition – Part 3

100 Influential Celebrities in Oncology: The 2023 Edition – Part 4

100 Influential Celebrities in Oncology: The 2023 Edition – Part 5

100 Influential Celebrities in Oncology: The 2023 Edition – Part 6

100 Influential Celebrities in Oncology: The 2023 Edition – Part 7

100 Influential Celebrities in Oncology: The 2023 Edition – Part 8

100 Influential Celebrities in Oncology: The 2023 Edition – Part 9

Emma Stone (USA): Emma Stone, whose mother is a breast cancer survivor, has shown her commitment to cancer support organizations like Gilda’s Club. Honored with the Gilda Radner Award, Stone has emphasized the importance of providing support to young people affected by cancer, reflecting her deep understanding of the challenges faced by families during such difficult times.

Val Kilmer (USA): Val Kilmer, known for his roles in iconic films, has had a personal battle with throat cancer. His journey, though intensely private, has brought attention to the disease and the importance of early detection and treatment. Kilmer’s experiences have made him a symbol of resilience and determination in the face of adversity.

Shakira (Colombia): International superstar Shakira has used her platform to support children with cancer. Teaming up with the Juegaterapia Foundation, she designed a bald doll to raise funds and boost the morale of pediatric cancer patients, sending a powerful message that bald is beautiful and that every child should feel supported and loved during their treatment.

Katy Perry (USA): Katy Perry has been a bright light in the world of cancer support, using her voice and influence to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Her participation in various cancer awareness events underscores her commitment to the cause and her desire to make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by cancer.

Kathy Bates (USA): Acclaimed actress Kathy Bates turned her personal battles with ovarian and breast cancers into a passionate fight for better cancer treatment and awareness. Developing lymphedema after her surgeries, Bates has been a vocal advocate for recognizing symptoms, early screening, and better treatment options for lymphedema patients. Her story is one of turning anger and fear into constructive action to help others.

Usain Bolt (Jamaica): The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, has shown that his speed is matched by his generosity. Auctioning items like his running spikes to support children affected by cancer, Bolt has made a direct impact on the lives of young fans facing the disease, demonstrating that true champions are those who give back.

Amitabh Bachchan (India): Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan has been a vocal advocate for health and cancer awareness. Launching a breast cancer awareness app in multiple languages, Bachchan has utilized his immense popularity to educate and empower individuals about the importance of early detection and treatment.

Dakota Johnson (USA): As a Stand Up To Cancer ambassador, Dakota Johnson has dedicated her efforts to raising awareness and funds for cancer research. Her involvement with the organization highlights her commitment to the cause and her desire to see advancements in cancer treatment and care.

Nicole Kidman (Australia/USA): After witnessing her mother’s battle with breast cancer, Nicole Kidman, along with her husband Keith Urban, made a generous donation to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Their contribution supports clinical trials and research, reflecting their deep personal commitment to advancing cancer treatment and supporting patients.

Christina Applegate (USA): After her own breast cancer diagnosis, Christina Applegate established Right Action for Women, a fund that supports breast cancer screenings for those at increased risk. Her advocacy and dedication to removing financial barriers to screenings have made a significant difference in the lives of many women, emphasizing the importance of early detection and access to care.

These ten influential celebrities demonstrate the significant impact that individuals can have when they use their platform for the greater good. Through their advocacy, philanthropy, and public engagement, they contribute to the ongoing fight against cancer, offering hope and support to those affected by the disease. OncoDaily is proud to spotlight these inspiring stories and celebrate the positive change these figures are making in the world of oncology.

 

Photo Credits: The photos featured in this segment are sourced from various platforms, including IMDb, The Sun, Wallpaper.com, Parade, Newsweek, GQ and British Vogue.