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”: http://www.hbo.com/#/documentaries/the-education-of-dee-dee-ricks
Ralph Lauren Center - Cancer Care and Prevention: http://www.ralphlaurencenter.org/
About Dee Dee Ricks’ story: http://www.theeducationofdeedeericks.com/