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Valisia LeKae is truly a Source Inspiration.
The young Ovarian Cancer survivor has joined forces with her physicians and The Mount Sinai Hospital of New York to create a special campaign promoting Ovarian Cancer Awareness.
“Dr. Fishman and the Mount Sinai team helped to save my life, so I want to give back by helping to educate and encourage others about this disease and the fight against it,” said Valisia LeKae.
Best known for her portrayal of entertainment icon Diana Ross in the Broadway play “Motown: The Musical,” the 2013 Tony Award nominee and 2014 Grammy Award nominee will be featured in a 30-second Public Service Announcement (PSA) that will be broadcast on the Toshiba Vision screens in Times Square located at 46th Street and 7th Avenue in New York. The “Know Your Body, Know Your Risk“ awareness campaign will run on the screens for a two-week period.
“As a 34-year old, African American woman, I feel that it is important that I share my story in order to educate and encourage others about this disease and fight against it,” said LeKae. “God has given me another role to play, and like all my previous roles, I plan to go all in, only this time I plan to win!”
The talented actress, who currently serves as National Spokesperson for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, announced to the world yesterday that she has been declared cancer free.
The “Know Your Body, Know Your Risk” Ovarian Cancer Awareness public service campaign featuring Valisia LeKae will debut tomorrow (May 1).
Ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of death in American women. Approximately 22,000 women are diagnosed annually and 14,000 die from the disease. To learn more about how you can protect yourself against ovarian cancer, click here.