In an attempt to understand how celebrity cancer awareness has changed over time, we have compiled an infographic.
It is based on data from the Celebrity Cancer Awareness Campaign (CCAC), a joint initiative between Cancer Research UK and Cancer Research Ireland.
The data we used is from 2012 to 2017.
In the infographic, you can see that celebrity names such as Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus have become synonymous with cancer awareness, with Katy Perry being the most famous and the most well-known.
Katy Perry is the most popular celebrity name with around 15% of the top 10 searches on the Google search engine.
The names Miley, Mandy, and Maren are followed by Katy, Britney, Kylie, and Kim.
You can read more about the names in our infographic.
We also collected some other notable celebrities who have recently been recognized for their support of cancer awareness: Angelina Jolie, Olivia Wilde, and Rosie O’Donnell have all been recognised for their work in the cancer community, and in the words of Jolie’s mother, Angelina, they have a “strong sense of purpose and commitment to cancer awareness”.
Olivia Wilde is the first British actress to be nominated for an Oscar.
She has also been recognised in Australia for her contribution to the fight against breast cancer.
Olivia Wilde has also spoken out on behalf of other celebrity people who have also been recognized in recent years.
In 2016, actress Gwyneth Paltrow received a standing ovation for her speech at the UN General Assembly in New York City.
She was speaking at a session called “Fighting Breast Cancer in the 21st Century”.
Gwynyth Paltroys speech at UN General As part of the CCAC, Gwynys speech highlighted the importance of supporting those fighting cancer, and highlighted the need for greater support for those with cancer as well as those who have lost loved ones.
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