Cynthia Nixon Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness

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Originally published on Advocate.com April 17 2008 12:00 AM ET

Cynthia Nixon has
joined forces with the breast cancer organization Susan
G. Komen for the Cure and is going public with her own
battle with breast cancer.

Nixon, who is
reprising her role as Miranda in a movie version of HBO's
Sex and the City, to be released this summer,
had a lumpectomy two years ago and underwent 6-1/2 weeks of
radiation. She also helped her mother battle breast
cancer.

''As the daughter
of a breast cancer survivor, knowing my personal risk
made me more aware and more empowered when I faced my own
diagnosis,'' the 42-year-old actress said in a
statement. ''I want to help Susan G. Komen for the
Cure educate the 1.1 million women around the globe who
face a diagnosis each year.''

The Dallas-based
Komen foundation is known for its Race for the Cure
events.

Nixon will serve
as an ambassador for the organization and will share her
cancer experiences in a series of Web videos.

She told ABC's
Good Morning America on Tuesday that she
didn't want to make her cancer treatment public while she
was going through it. ''I didn't want paparazzi at the
hospital,'' she said. (AP)