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Emma Stone has joined the fight against cancer

Actress Emma Stone attends the 17th Annual EIF Revlon Run Walk For Womenin New York City
Actress Emma Stone attends the 17th Annual EIF Revlon Run Walk For Womenin New York City
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Emma Stone is well known for her role in "Spider-Man". She's now also well known for her commitment to helping to fight cancer. Stone joined the fight against cancer at the "Entertainment Industry Foundation Revlon Run/Walk for Women" in New York City on Saturday reported E! Online on May 3, 2014. On the same weekend that her new movie "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" hit movie theaters Stone showed up running for a good cause.

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On Saturday morning 25-year-old Stone co-hosted the gathering with Andy Cohen. The fight against cancer has special personal importance for Stone because her mother Krista Stone was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. Her mother's treatment was difficult and included a year and a half of chemotherapy. Stone said the treatment was terrifying.

Stone dressed casually in jeans and the charity's official T-shirt for the event. The "Entertainment Industry Foundation Revlon Run/Walk for Women" has raised more than $70 million since it first began in 1994. The money is used for research, treatment and financial support for women who are confronted with cancer.

Actress and philanthropist Stone woke up early on Saturday to take part in the 2014 "Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Revlon Run/Walk For Women" in New York City reports ABC. Television executive Andy Cohen joined up with her to help support women’s cancer research, counseling and outreach programs. Stone has often talked about her mother’s battle with breast cancer and the impact which this had on her family. She has said her mother was her hero. Stone says her mother is one strong lady. This has made Stone grateful to be involved in the fight against cancer.

Stone herself is turning out to be a hero too for a lot of people. To see her use her wide appeal as a successful actress to help fight such a worthy cause is really inspiring. With her help the fight against cancer is becoming stronger than ever. We all need more humanitarians like Stone in Hollywood.