Cause: Preventing the trade of dog and cat meat for human consumption.
Celeb: Shannen Doherty, the actress most famous for playing Brenda Walsh on the teen drama “90210.” Doherty, sporting a close-cropped ’do after finishing chemo for breast cancer, visited Capitol Hill on Tuesday to advocate for pets (art imitating life, maybe — anyone remember the 90210 plot point where Brenda fell in with a bunch of animal-rights activists?).
Scene: A briefing in your typical high-ceilinged, swag-curtained hearing room in the Rayburn House Office Building, with Doherty seated at a dais alongside Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla.), who is co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation that would amend the Animal Welfare Act to ban the transport of cats and dogs meant for the pet-flesh market.
And talk about cats and dogs — bill co-sponsor Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) dropped by the hearing to note that the issue might just be one of the few that can bring typically warring Republicans and Democrats together. The Florida Republican noted that, although he and Hastings don’t exactly see eye to eye on many issues, preventing the consumption of cats and dogs is “one of the things we do agree on.”
Sound bite: Doherty, who reps the L.A.-based Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, revealed that she’s not your typical celeb advocate parachuting in from Hollywood — she’s got bona fide connections. Her brother, Sean Doherty, was a lobbyist who knew House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), she said, and he helped set up a meeting for her later in the day with the top GOP leader — which is so very Washington.
“Having cancer brings things into a different kind of focus,” she said, crediting her dog with helping her get through surgery and treatment after her diagnosis in 2015. “We as Americans have trained dogs to do amazing things — they take bullets for our officers and sniff bombs,” she continued. “They are part of us and for us to not stand up and protect animals … we have to protect our own.”
Shannen attended the Stand Up To Cancer 2016 event, held at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California (September 9).
Public Appearances > Events from 2010 – present > Events from 2016 > September 09: Hollywood Unites For The 5th Biennial Stand Up To Cancer
Shannen Doherty has some devastating news about her battle with breast cancer.
The 45-year-old actress reveals her cancer has spread in an exclusive sit-down with ET.
“I had breast cancer that spread to the lymph nodes, and from one of my surgeries we discovered that some of the cancer cells might have actually gone out of the lymph nodes,” Doherty tells ET’s Jennifer Peros. “So for that reason, we are doing chemo, and then after chemo, I’ll do radiation.”
Doherty also reveals she had a single mastectomy in May and is open about the most difficult part of fighting cancer.
“The unknown is always the scariest part,” she shares. “Is the chemo going to work? Is the radiation going to work? You know, am I going to have to go through this again, or am I going to get secondary cancer? Everything else is manageable. Pain is manageable, you know living without a breast is manageable, it’s the worry of your future and how your future is going to affect the people that you love.”
Continue reading Shannen Reveals Her Breast Cancer Has Spread
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Recently, Shannen appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and shared her journey. I don’t usually like posting personal related news but here is an article about the TV appearance. Much love and support to Shannen and her family.
Shannen Doherty shared her journey with breast cancer in an emotional appearance on The Dr. Oz Show Thursday.
The actress, 44, said that when she first received the news, all she could think about was how her family would cope.
“You worry most about the people that you love and making sure that they are going to be okay. For me, that was the hardest part,” she told Dr. Mehmet Oz, tearing up.
Doherty said she delayed going to a doctor even though she had felt a lump in her breast because her business managers had failed to pay her health insurance. (She is currently suing her former business managers for alleged misconduct.) She encouraged women who felt irregularities not to delay going to the doctor as she did.
“You have no idea what that extra time might have afforded you,” she said. “Mine for instance spread to a lymph node or two. It might not have spread … The most important thing is catching it as early as humanly possible.”
Doherty said the mass is still in her breast, and she has not had surgery yet, as her oncologist felt that they should see if a medicine regimen would shrink the tumor. The actress’ tumor feeds on estrogen, so the treatment has involved blocking the hormone. Continue reading Shannen on “The Dr. Oz Show”
Shannen attended the LA Art Show and Los Angeles Fine Art Show’s 2016 Opening Night Premiere Party benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with Holly Marie Combs, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California (January 27).
Public Appearances > Events from 2010 – present > Events from 2016 > January 27: LA Art Show and Los Angeles Fine Art Show’s Opening Night Premiere Party
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I have added photos of Shannen attending the 2015 Baby2Baby Gala at 3LABS Culver City, California (November 14).
Public Appearances > Events from 2010 – present > Events from 2015 > November 14: 2015 Baby2Baby Gala