Christina Applegate stars in new Stand Up to Cancer campaign

"Each of us has the power to support and fight," says the Emmy Award-winning actress and breast cancer survivor.
By Karen Butler  |  Nov. 9, 2014 at 9:04 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Emmy Award-winning actress and breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate can now be seen in a public service announcement called When You Don't Know What to Say, Stand Up.

"I know first-hand how important it is to have a strong support system," Applegate said in a statement. "It was a sense of community that helped me, as well as many others, get through a time that is never easy; and why I am so proud to join Stand Up to Cancer and Cancer Treatment Centers of America on this campaign. Each of us has the power to support and fight."

"We are so honored to have a survivor as inspiring as Christina participating in this PSA campaign," added Rusty Robertson, a co-founder of Stand Up to Cancer, a charitable organization that raises funds to "accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now."

"Her personal story is incredibly powerful and a source of hope for those in the same situation," Robertson said. "This collaboration with Cancer Treatment Centers of America will be a great resource for anyone that is dealing with the anxiety, distress and grief associated with a cancer diagnosis."

Applegate, 42, is best known for her work on the TV sitcoms Married with Children, Samantha Who? and Up All Night.

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