Resources for ‘The Education of Dee Dee Ricks,’ Treating Breast Cancer

HBO’s documentary, “The Education of Dee Dee Ricks,” follows the journey of a woman battling breast cancer, while attempting to raise millions of dollars to help treat other breast cancer patients without resources.

After undergoing a double mastectomy herself, Dee Dee Ricks teamed up with Dr. Harold Freeman of the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention in Harlem. Ricks personally donated over $1 million and has raised over $10 million for their cause.

“The best thing that ever happened to me was cancer, because it opened up to all this suffering that’s going on in this world, and I want to make a difference,” Ricks told “Nightline” anchor Cynthia McFadden.

The documentary premieres on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 8:30 p.m. ET on HBO.

For more information about Ricks’ story and to donate their cause, visit the following websites:

HBO documentary, “The Education of Dee Dee Ricks”:

Ralph Lauren Center - Cancer Care and Prevention:

About Dee Dee Ricks’ story:

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