Speaking Out: The Health Causes That Celebs Support

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  • Taye Diggs: Childhood Hunger
  • Michelle Williams: Depression
  • Boris Kodjoe: Spina Bifida
  • Nicole Ari Parker: Getting Black Women to Exercise
  • K. Michelle: Domestic Violence
  • Putting a Face to a Cause
  • First Lady Michelle Obama: Childhood Obesity
  • Damon Dash: Type 1 Diabetes
  • Holly Robinson Peete: Autism
  • Richard Roundtree: Breast Cancer
  • Toni Braxton: Lupus
  • Tom Joyner: Going to the Doctor
  • Rihanna: Terminally Ill Children
  • Montel Williams: Multiple Sclerosis
  • Kelly Rowland: Fitness
  • Star Jones: Heart Disease
  • President Barack Obama: Health Care
  • Alicia Keys: HIV/AIDS
  • Anthony Anderson: Diabetes
  • Gabrielle Union: Breast Cancer

Nicole Ari Parker: Getting Black Women to Exercise

Spina bifida is not the only health issue that Parker lends her voice to. Concerned about her own 30-pound weight gain and that her hair was an obstacle for working out, Parker created the Gym Wrap. This headband absorbs sweat from the hair making it easier for Black women to work out and not wreck their do. 

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