Don Lemon, Dr. Oz & Billy Porter Hit The Runway For Cancer Awareness During NYFW

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NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 07: Doctor Mike, Don Lemon and Dr. Mehmet Oz attend The Blue Jacket Fashion Show Benefiting Prostate Cancer Foundation at Pier 59 on February 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

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.

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 07: <Bill Nye, Doctor Mike, Don Lemon and Dr. Mehmet Oz attend The Blue Jacket Fashion Show Benefiting Prostate Cancer Foundation at Pier 59 on February 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

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.

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 07: Eric West attends The Blue Jacket Fashion Show Benefiting Prostate Cancer Foundation at Pier 59 on February 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

“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.”

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 07: Liris Crosse, Dale Moss, Samuel Mancini and Broderick Hunter attend The Blue Jacket Fashion Show Benefiting Prostate Cancer Foundation at Pier 59 on February 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

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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