Speaking Out: The Health Causes That Celebs Support

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  • 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
  • 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

Montel Williams: Multiple Sclerosis

Emmy Award-winning talk show host Montel Williams was on top of the world — and then he was diagnosed with the debilitating disease multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1999. Determined to not give up, he created the Montel Williams MS Foundation to fund research for a cure for the disease. 

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