Fresh off the release of her film “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” actress and philanthropist Emma Stone woke up early today to attend the 2014 Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Revlon Run/Walk For Women in New York City. Stone shared her hosting duties with television executive Andy Cohen, joining forces to help support women’s cancer research, counseling and outreach programs.
Stone has been outspoken about her mother’s battle with breast cancer and the impact it had on her family.
“My mom, she’s always been my hero,” she said. “Watching her experience something like breast cancer was pivotal, I think in my whole family’s life and experience. She is one strong lady, so we are walking together today. It’s pretty great thing to be here five years later.”
Stone said she’s grateful to be involved in the event for her third year.
“I just am a big fan of this event and it’s so inspirational and there’s so much energy,” she said. “They’ve done so much to give back.”
“As an actor, I end up talking about movies that I’m a part of, which is great,” Stone continued, “but to be able to talk about something that can really make some fundamental change in terms of – I can’t cure cancer, or treat it – but the fact that I can be part of something that really is able to give back in such a major way is a big honor.”
“What’s been one of the coolest ties on this whole presser we’ve done for Spider-Man is he’s a local hero. He’s doing so much for his community,” Stone said, ”So each place we’ve been to, we’ve been able to give back in some way.”
Cohen echoed his support for the event.
“I have some great friends who are fighting and fighting and I’m here for them and other women around the world trying to get on top of this disease,” he told ABC News.
There will be another EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women next Saturday in Los Angeles. Nearly one million people have participated in the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women and the Run/Walks have distributed more than $70 million to support the cause, according to the organization.