Posted by | Ray Cornelius
BET is going Pink for the entire month of October! The iconic television brand is doing its part for breast cancer awareness month with original programming that is sure to keep you informed as well as entertained.
Kicking off the festivities is BET Her’s first original movie Her Only Choice. It tells the story of a woman who after years of infertility becomes pregnant only to be diagnosed with a life-altering disease. She must make a choice to either fight for her life or sacrifice her child’s. The film stars Denise Boutte, Timon Kyle Durett, Leon Robinson, Tiffany Snow, Tamara Tunie and Vanessa Bell Calloway as Dr. Bailey. It airs Saturday, October 6 at 9 p.m. EST.
The “party with a purpose” continues with the second annual BET Her Fights: Breast Cancer special. This year’s show was taped right here in Atlanta a few weeks ago and is hosted by The Real’s Loni Love. The one-hour special looks to raise awareness, and encourage more people to take action to prevent, diagnose, treat, & end breast cancer.
This year’s honorees include Bershan Shaw and Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green. Shaw, a transformational coach, motivational speaker, author, and founder of URAWARRIOR.COM, is a two-time breast cancer survivor. Initially diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, it returned as stage 4 in 2009, she ultimately beat the odds is now nine years cancer free. Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green, one of the first 100 African American women to earn a Ph.D. in Physics, is a physicist who specializes in targeted cancer therapeutics using nanotechnology and lasers. She founded the Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation in memory of her aunt, Ora Lee “Auntee” Smith, whose tragic experience with cancer inspired her to develop a cancer treatment without side effects.
Look for show stopping performances from Kelly Price, Estelle along with Luke James, The Voice season 8 finalist Koryn Hawthorne, and Grammy Award nominees The Walls Group. Presenters included OFFSET, Keri Hilson and special guest Brandy.
BET Her Fights: Breast Cancer airs Sunday, October 7 at 7 p.m. EST on BET and BET Her.
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DR. HADIYAH-NICOLE GREEN
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