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Christina Applegate is to auction off the roses she crafted from ribbons while recovering from her mastectomy earlier this year.

The 36-year-old actress learned to make the ribbon roses when she was a child and spent hours making hundreds of them as therapy while she was in hospital.

“Then I taught everyone who would come to visit me how to make them,” she said. “Anytime you would come into my room there would be, like, six people in there making these roses.”

Applegate has now gathered the roses together for an auction to be held to benefit the Christina Applegate Foundation, which she established to raise funds for organizations working to beat the disease.

“During my recent doctors’ visits, I gained an appreciation for the tremendous expense associated with breast cancer screening and treatment,” she said. “The reality is that unfortunately many women aren’t undergoing genetic testing or having screenings because of financial burden or insurance limitations. As a survivor, I am committed to helping women access the information and tests they need to beat this disease.”

The auction will start soon, and more information about Christina’s commitment to find a cure can be found at RightActionForWomen.org.

Source: Ecorazzi

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