Speaking Out: The Health Causes That Celebs Support

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  • 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
  • Taye Diggs: Childhood Hunger
  • Michelle Williams: Depression
  • Boris Kodjoe: Spina Bifida
  • Nicole Ari Parker: Getting Black Women to Exercise
  • K. Michelle: Domestic Violence
  • Kerry Washington, Jesse Williams, Jennifer Hudson
  • Jussie Smollet: HIV/AIDS
  • Laverne Cox: Transgender Rights and Anti-Trans Violence
  • Nick Cannon: Flu Safety
  • Cris Carter: Domestic Violence
  • Viola Davis: Childhood Hunger
  • Don Cheadle: Lupus
  • Audra McDonald: Depression and ADHD
  • Jesse Williams: Black Lives Matter
  • Jennifer Hudson: Women’s Heart Health
  • Brandon Marshall: Mental Illness
  • Kerry Washington: Economic Violence
  • Alonzo Mourning: Health Care and Education
  • Dominique Dawes: Childhood Obesity and Heart Disease
  • MC Lyte: Women’s Health
  • Tyrese: Healthier Pregnancies
  • S. Epatha Merkerson: Diabetes Awareness
  • First Lady Michelle Obama: Childhood Obesity
  • Damon Dash: Type 1 Diabetes

Toni Braxton: Lupus

Singer and reality star Toni Braxton’s own public battle with lupus has been incredibly courageous. Braxton has given this not talked about disease, which disproportionately impacts African-American women, a face, which is important given how little this debilitating disease is discussed. 

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