LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – Actresses Halle Berry and Christina Applegate will host the 21st Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women.
The race will take place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on May 10.
The event will, in part, support Applegate’s charitable organization. Applegate underwent a double mastectomy in 2008 after she was diagnosed with breast cancer and a subsequent test for the BRCA gene came back positive.
“I am thrilled for my charitable organization, Right Action for Women, to be a beneficiary of the EIF Revlon Run/Walk. The support Right Action for Women will receive from the Run/Walk will help provide necessary screenings for women at increased risk for breast cancer. Having participated in the past with my mom and many family members and friends, this event is important to me and I know that the funding RAW will receive from the EIF Revlon Run Walk will help save lives,” Applegate said in a statement.
Berry, who stars in the new CBS’ summer drama, Extant, has participated in the event for eight years.
“I am honored to once again host this year’s EIF Revlon Run Walk. It’s hard to find the words to describe exactly what it feels like to be part of such a powerful grassroots event that brings together tens of thousands of cancer survivors, patients, loved ones and supporters. The event is a true testament to the impact we can make if we band together against a common cause.” Berry said in a statement.
Los Angeles beneficiaries include: Cancer Support Community- Benjamin Center, Gilda Radner Hereditary Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Health & Services Foundation, Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program, Right Action For Women (RAW), USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Women of Color Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Project.
For more information about the run, visit Revlon Walk Run or call 855.434.3779.
The New York Run/Walk, which will be hosted by Revlon Ambassador Emma Stone, takes place a week earlier on May 3.