Black Celebrities Affected by Breast Cancer

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  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Robin Roberts
  • Wanda Sykes
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway
  • Bershan Shaw
  • Zoleka Mandela
  • Roxie Roker
  • Audre Lorde
  • Nina Simone
  • Hoda Kotb
  • Diahann Carroll
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Richard Roundtree
  • Minnie Riperton
  • Naomi Sims
  • Lil' Mama
  • Nas
  • Hattie McDaniel
  • Ruby Dee

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is recognized nationwide as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a campaign dedicated to promoting awareness around the disease for more than 25 years. To kick off this celebration of strength, we highlight some brave celebrities who have been affected by the disease.

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