Best known for her role as Miranda Hobbs on Sex and the City, and more recently, as an activist for the GLBT community, Cynthia Nixon is a talented actress and breast cancer survivor. Cynthia Nixon was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 following a routine mammogram. After surviving the disease, Cynthia Nixon revealed her story on the Today Show and became active in the public fight against breast cancer by teaming with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure non-profit organization.
Cynthia Nixon began her acting career at the young age of twelve. Appearing on television, in movies, and on the stage, Cynthia Nixon has a varied and successful career. Her most iconic character to date, and the one she may always be best known for, is Miranda Hobbs. Cynthia appeared as Miranda Hobbs in the long-running Sex and the City HBO series and two subsequent Sex and the City movies. Cynthia Nixon has also won many awards for her work, including an Emmy, Tony, and Grammy.
In her personal life, Cynthia Nixon became a tabloid sensation when her relationship with a woman was revealed to the public. Dealing with the onslaught of media attention in to her personal love life, Cynthia Nixon chose to become a celebrity voice and activist for the GLBT community. Most recently, she participated in theGive a Damn campaign.
Breast cancer had a history in Cynthia Nixon’s family. When diagnosed with breast cancer following a routine mammogram, Cynthia Nixon followed her mother’s lead and knew the disease was an obstacle she could overcome. Cynthia Nixon underwent surgery to remove her cancerous lump and weeks of radiation treatment. Thankfully, due to how early Cynthia Nixon’s breast cancer was found, she did not have to undergo chemotherapy. After her radiation treatment was completed, Cynthia Nixon was cancer-free. She revealed her battle with breast cancer and her survival story on the Today Show.
After beating breast cancer, Cynthia Nixon decided to become an activist and join the fight against the disease. She serves the Susan G. Komen for the Cure non-profit organization as an Ambassador. Susan G. Komen is one the largest organized efforts for breast cancer. The organization, developed by Susan G. Komen’s sister after Susan succumbed to the disease, works to continue breast cancer research to save lives, create more effective treatment, and give breast cancer patients hope and better quality care.
As an Ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure since 2008, Cynthia Nixon strives to spread awareness about breast cancer, raise funds, and empower those women suffering from the disease. As part of her role as Ambassador, Cynthia Nixon created a short webisode to encourage gay women to be more proactive in their breast health to combat breast cancer. Recently she attended the Susan G. Komen awards. At the event, Cynthia Nixon presented a tribute to breast cancer survivors.
Cynthia Nixon is a powerful advocate in the fight against breast cancer. By providing her voice and celebrity status to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure non-profit, she has aided the organization in increasing awareness, research, and funds. As a survivor of the disease and her willingness to publicly speak honestly and openly about her experience, Cynthia Nixon utilizes her fame as a vehicle to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.
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