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Uma Thurman joins battle against breast cancer

Uma Thurman has teamed up with Saks Fifth Avenue and Donna Karan to combat breast cancer, People Magazine reports.

Thurman was named this year's ambassador for Saks' annual Key to the Cure event, a four-day fashion event held in October to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Saks will donate a portion of the proceeds from the charity shopping weekend to the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women's Cancer Research Fund.

"Everyone I know has been affected by breast cancer one way or the other," Thurman said in a press release. "It is vital that we work toward a cure as well as develop more accurate and advance testing."

Thurman will also appear in national ads promoting the cause while wearing a limited edition t-shirt designed by Donna Karan. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the t-shirt will go to local breast cancer charities.

The annual event has worked alongside the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for the last 12 years, raising over $33 million for research for the disease.ADNFCR-2795-ID-19836666-ADNFCR
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