Reese Witherspoon Raises Money for Breast Cancer

Actress joins thousands at the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in New York.
4:52 | 10/22/11

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Well as we know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there are few people doing -- to raise awareness and money -- Reese Witherspoon. Last Sunday she joined more than 3000 people at the Avon walk for breast cancer here in New York. And I had the chance to catch up with her this is her first interview since -- frightening accident where she was hit by car last month while running. They come from all walks of life supporters and survivors. Men and women committed to finding a cure for breast cancer. And among them a famous face Oscar winning actress Reese Witherspoon. Still sporting advantage from the September accident where she was hit by -- while jogging. -- That -- -- help it isn't any good is learning and you have here. -- -- -- -- -- I'm great. Witherspoon have dedicated herself to improving the lives of women worldwide. And -- 2007. She joined the Avon foundation has an honorary chairperson. A -- to block New York. You have raised more than eight point four Millie it's not Larry. Really -- -- -- read about a 36 yard pass cancer survivor she's been. Cancer free for ten years only 26. When she was diagnosed and she said she actually met you in DC in 2008 and she said that you really inspired her because patients diagnosed. She -- her life was over left work cried at -- spent hours and days crying finally went to movie theater. And -- your movie legally blonde. I can hear. You go where. Law school. You that in the -- that the law. -- -- -- -- And that made her laugh all day long -- -- his life was worth living. I don't know if you heard the story before but it -- -- tiny signings yeah sealing they appear something like that that a comedy. Really inspired somebody to to go on with life. The idea that even I can provide a moment of reprieve from her sorrow or her stress just. Felt my -- joy and you know it's stories like that Amy thank -- to make tons of comedy is isn't it good to get together and have. A nice opportunity to laugh and his. That it's also great that -- now that people see these cities and then. Wanna watch me talk about breast cancer -- charities and domestic violence initiative let's talk about the breast cancer scholars program just announced that starting in November and accept applications for this news scholars program which scan and -- it He. And breast cancer researchers and doctors from around the world. To have an eight week. -- intensive sort of intern ship. At one at their twelfth breast cancer centers and learn about technology -- -- it's really not sharing information. But global activists isn't -- only role she's a mother of two and a newlywed in March she tied the knot with entertainment agent Jim -- What kind of emotions did you go through before you finally said yes I'm gonna get married I'm gonna bring his stepfather and my kids life. Crash and a lot of different things -- now and that. I always think the more people who let your children batter and I always tell my -- so lucky kids not just your mom and island you. You have claimed her -- -- of the -- and Atlanta Zealand. And it's always such a -- opportunity to have. Many people in light nurturing healing carrying human guiding you through this life He did get a sense that you just you know you you can handle it all can tell us something about -- that we don't know that him. Remind us that you are came -- I'm not sure there's not a whole lot of people don't know about me. And I honestly. I can't imagine regular really tired of hearing rallies that they I think -- now everybody's watched every at them down my life He now and. For better or worse that's that's the story plank -- life that's how what it is added and I'm really privileged that I have -- And gray opportunity -- to meet people and give back hand. You know that. So much of my life is now with such a positive feeling and I'm I'm really -- that -- south and hoping to parlay that into something very positive and that's -- Reverend and we walked the -- -- she was seen that movie she gonna do that again yes it is June Carter Cash as a person she's saying in a movie and she says she may do at that inspired her to possibly take on other roles. Specifically that Peggy -- So we may see in new movie come out with every single -- company. I don't know that probably not -- life story great interview.

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