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Barbra Streisand has joined Edward Norton's Crowdrise online fundraising community to raise money for a US heart charity, and will match donations up to $5 million.

“The work of the Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is vital," says the singer and actress. "Did you know that heart disease takes the lives of more women than all cancers combined? Can you imagine? I was so surprised when I learned this.

“The symptoms of a heart attack are often different in women than in men. But for decades, women have been treated for cardiovascular disease based on medical research done on men.

“How is this possible? Women are different physiologically from men—and we are paying a terrible price for this knowledge gap. Because of these staggering statistics, I am committed to taking on this epidemic, and I need all of your help. I hope to raise $10M dollars (of which I will match up to $5M) for research, treatment and education on women’s heart disease.”

Next February, Barbra will be honored as MusiCares' Person of the Year for her charity work.

By going to Barbra’s Crowdrise page and donating $24 before November 7, you could win two tickets to see the legendary singer appear on Oprah.

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