July 12, 8 p.m. ET, Launch
Seventeen-year-old pop singer Mandy Moore has been tapped to serve as the 2001 national honorary chairperson of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s School & Youth campaign. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Moore was already affiliated with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, having recently assisted school students in collecting millions of dollars of spare change during the organization’s Pasta For Pennies program. “I feel very honored to be this year’s honorary chairperson of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s School & Youth campaign,” said Moore. “Because I am a past participant of the Pasta For Pennies program, I am very familiar with both the program and its cause, and I am very passionate about supporting the Society’s mission.”
The School & Youth campaign’s programs rank second nationally in the amount of money raised for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and this year approximately $9.5 million will be raised, according to the organization. For more information, check out the official website at leukemia-lymphoma.org.
In August, Moore will star opposite Julie Andrews in the film The Princess Diaries. In early 2002 she will appear in the Warner Bros. film, A Walk To Remember, based on the best-selling book by Nicholas Sparks.
— Jason Gelman, New York