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Ladies Home Journal has profiled 3 celebrity women who work hard for charity – Katie Couric, Julianne Moore and Julianna Margulies.

Katie Couric is a co-founder of the Entertainment Industry Foundation's National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance, and is also involved with Stand Up To Cancer.

“It would be criminal not to take advantage of these professional gifts I’ve been given,” she tells the magazine. "I have a bully pulpit from which to communicate a message and educate people. Helping to raise awareness and research dollars is my way of putting my fingerprint on the world in a positive way.

“Getting involved in the fight against colon cancer offset the helplessness I felt. My daughters got involved, too. They would have bake sales or lemonade stands and all the money would go to colon cancer research. Now whenever I see a lemonade stand, I want to know if the proceeds are going to a charity. I guilt the kids out.”

Julianna Margulies is involved with Project A.L.S., and speaks of her passion for the charity.

“As a celebrity, it’s my responsibility to give a voice to a cause. That’s what I can do to help. But when I meet the doctors who’ve been working with Project A.L.S. and learn about their research, I feel so inadequate. They’re the ones who are doing amazing things.”

Julianne Moore is an advocate for Save the Children, and is currently spearheading her annual Valentine’s Day card campaign for the charity.

“Because of this ridiculous celebrity I have, I’m able to draw attention to a cause I care about,” says Moore. “Children cannot help themselves. They need our help, and that’s what this is about.”

To read the full profiles and what the women have to say about charity, visit the Ladies Home Journal website.

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