Katherine Anne Couric was born on January 7th of 1957 in Arlington, Virginia. She is also one of the celebrities fighting cancer. Katie has been a strong advocate for cancer since the loss of her husband in 1998 of colon cancer and her sister in 2001 of pancreatic cancer. They had both been fighting cancer for a very long time. In 2003 she underwent a colonoscopy live on-air and this inspired many others to work towards beating cancer. She is also helping raise awareness for the NHL Hockey Fights Cancer charity. She is doing whatever she can to aid in the fight of finding a cure for cancer.
When it comes to celebrities fighting cancer not many are better known than Lance Edward Armstrong. He is both known for fighting cancer as well as beating cancer. He is a survivor of testicular cancer. In October of 1996 he was diagnosed with nonseminomatous testicular cancer. It was so bad it had invaded his brain, lungs, and abdomen. He had the opportunity to go with chemotherapy but opted for an alternative. The alternative is a group of drugs called VIP (vinblastine, ifosfomide, and cisplatin). He also went through surgery to have two brain tumors removed. He also had his diseased testicle removed. Now he is helping raise awareness for the American Cancer Society charity.
Charles Christopher Spielman was born on October 11th of 1965 in Canton, Ohio. He has been a huge advocate in finding a cure for cancer. His wife Stephanie had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent treatment and is a survivor of this cancer. Since Stephanie lost her hair during her treatment Chris shaved his head in support of her. They are both extremely active in raising funds for cancer research. One of their main projects is the Stephanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer. The fund was started in 1999 and to date has brought in over 5 million dollars for cancer research.