(AllHipHop News) The American Cancer Society recruited several pop culture figures to become ambassadors for its “Get #YOUnited” campaign during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Music artists DJ Khaled, French Montana, and Jhené Aiko joined with public speaker/breast cancer survivor Nalie Augustin, fashion designer Kerby Jean-Raymond, and actress Kristin Chenoweth.
Each ambassador appeared in a “Get #YOUnited” public service announcement and designed exclusive shirts. All net proceeds from the merchandise sales and donations benefit the American Cancer Society’s mission to support breast cancer patients.
“Someone near and dear to me was recently affected by breast cancer. I had to step up and do my part to help those fighting this disease,” says DJ Khaled. “We are all in this together. Let’s make a difference.”
“It’s an honor to work with the ACS again. I wanted to create something personal for my ‘Team Yagi-san’ in memory of my brother and those affected by this disease,” explains Jhené Aiko. “I partnered with my good friend Kerby Jean-Raymond to design something special.”
“I met my friend, Nalie, several years ago when she was battling cancer and did the dance challenge to ‘Unforgettable’. She’s an inspiration to me, always positive and always smiling,” states French Montana. “That’s why ‘Thriver’ best describes her. This is my gift to her and the others out there living with breast cancer.”
To learn more about the American Cancer Society’s “Get #YOUnited” campaign visit crowdrise.com. To learn more about the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” program visit cancer.org.
Photos/videos courtesy of the American Cancer Society