Emmy-Nominated Star Returns For Eighth Consecutive Year
Actress Andrea Evans will reprise her role as Celebrity Ambassador for City of Hope's annual Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer events held in cities across the country. Evans, whose mother is a breast cancer survivor, will join survivors across the country, and their friends and families, to take steps to support breast cancer research, treatment and education programs at City of Hope's annual Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer. The Walks support City of Hope, a leading biomedical research and treatment center for cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
This will mark the eighth consecutive year Evans has dedicated her time and efforts to the Walk for Hope and other related City of Hope activities. The Emmy-nominated star of ABC's One Life to Live is also renowned for her roles on the Young and the Restless, the Bold and the Beautiful and Passions.
"I am proud to once again be representing City of Hope's Walk for Hope in 2008 to continue my support of City of Hope," said Evans. "As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, this cause is near and dear to my heart. I have seen first hand what it takes to survive this disease and, if in the process of walking, we can save even one life, it is more than worth the effort."
"Research saves lives every day, but there is continually more to learn and understand about breast cancer," said I. Benjamin Paz, M.D., co-director of City of Hope's Breast Cancer Program. "City of Hope is dedicated to rapidly and efficiently developing new discoveries into more effective treatments for the benefit of all patients battling cancer. The support of people like Ms. Evans, Walk for Hope participants and its sponsors make this lifesaving work possible."
Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer events have raised more than $27 million for breast cancer research, treatment and education programs at City of Hope since its inception 13 years ago. This year Walk for Hope events will be held in Philadelphia on September 28; San Francisco on October 4; Seattle, Phoenix and Chicago on October 5; Washington, D.C. on October 12; and Los Angeles on November 9. Evans will walk with her family at both the Chicago and Los Angeles events. For more information, visit www.walk4hope.org.
About City of Hope
City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope's research and treatment protocols advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, and is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer and urology by U.S.News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. For more information, visit www.cityofhope.org.