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Paula Abdul preparing to bust a move for breast cancer

Former American Idol judge Paula Abdul is warming up for a breast cancer fundraiser in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Metro Halifax reports.

The Straight Up singer has agreed to take part in the Bust a Move breast cancer fundraiser that is to be held in March 2011. Fitness extraordinaire Richard Simmons participated in the 2010 event, which raised more than $1 million to help purchase a digital mammography machine.

"We were looking for something that would get people really excited," chairwoman Sarah MacDonald told the news source. "She's been to Halifax before and we think she likes the town."

Abdul called the committee herself to accept their invitation and said she'd be delighted to take part. She'll be leading the last of the six hour long fitness event. The 2011 event will be raising funds to help create a breast health center at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax.

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. this year.
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