Celebs Highlight Prostate Cancer Awareness At New York Fashion Week
Don Lemon said he’s channeling his grief over the sudden death of his sister into a good cause.
The CNN anchor was among more than a dozen male celebrities who walked the runway Wednesday night at the “Blue Jacket Fashion Show” at Pier 59 in NYC for cancer awareness.
Lemon joined the likes of TV host Dr. Oz, Bill Nye the Science Guy, comedian Mario Cantone and the NY Jets’ Buster Skrine to strut his stuff down the runway for the show, where celebs model blue blazers from some of the industry’s top designers.
Lemon got a round of applause as he made his way down the catwalk in a blue “Theory” blazer in front of an audience that included “America’s Next Top Model’s” Miss Jay, “Project Runway” winner Liris Crosse and Beyonce’s stylist Ty Hunter.
“I just had a tragedy in my family, but I couldn’t miss this, because it’s such a great cause,” Lemon told BOSSIP. “In a way, I needed the distraction, but this is an amazing cause, especially when you consider the number of men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year.”
African-American men are disproportionately affected by prostate cancer, with one in five men being diagnosed over their lifetime, compared to one in nine of all men. Prostate cancer is also the second leading cause of cancer death for African-American men.
“It’s unbelievable,” he said. “Anything that I can do to help, I’m all for it.”
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