Date: 7th August 2001
Hollywood hunk ROB LOWE has become a leading crusader in the battle against breast cancer, because the disease struck close to home.
The 37-year-old star of hit American TV show THE WEST WING is now a spokesman for the SUSAN G. KOMEN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION, helping much-needed money for research.And the actor felt compelled to fight for the cause, after watching a close member of his family battle with the disease.
Lowe says, "My grandmother, PEG HELPER, had breast cancer and I watched her fight it for almost 20 years. Through it all, my grandfather was just so supportive, which inspired, which inspired me. Every man should approach this disease with the same dignity. "
Lowe, who has been married for 10 years to make-up artist SHERYL, mother of his two young sons, adds, "The idea that breast cancer is a woman's disease is a myth. Men need to talk about it to their loved ones and have them get examined. You could make the difference. This is about raising awareness. " (RGS/TG/ES)