In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, we are adding more celebrity moms to our list of inspiring breast cancer survivors! These women bravely stepped forward to tell their stories, both supporting and motivating other women who are currently fighting against breast cancer or have beat the disease.
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Olivia Newton-John makes our list of breast cancer survivors, but that is not all she has accomplished during her lifetime. The English-born Australian singer and actress is a four-time Grammy award winner with five number one and ten other songs on the Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles and two number one Billboard 200 solo albums. Six of her fourteen albums, ranging from pop to country, are platinum or double platinum- not to mention, she did co-star alongside John Travolta in the hit "Grease". All of these accomplishments are impressive, but her two most impressive accomplishments are her role as a mother (she has one daughter, Chloe), and surviving the battle that 12.4% of women fight during their lifetime- breast cancer. Olivia had always been an avid animal rights activist and activist for environmental issues, but she added breast cancer awareness to her list after being diagnosed in 1992.
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American singer and children's author, Carly Simon, is known for not just her 13 Top 40 hits, including "You're So Vain", and her induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, but also for her extensive battle with breast cancer. In 1997 her world turned upside down when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. With the support of her two children, Sarah and Ben, she underwent a mastectomy, chemotherapy, and reconstructive surgery from 1997 to 1998. When asked about her cancer she says she was angry with herself for not dealing with it earlier, but was thankful for her survival.
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