Melissa Etheridge Backs Cancer Foundation

Melissa Etheridge Backs Cancer Foundation
Melissa Etheridge
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06/15/2009 AT 03:30 PM EDT

It's music to one cancer foundation's ears: Melissa Etheridge has signed on to the board of directors of the Noreen Fraser Foundation, which raises funds for developing new prevention methods and non-toxic therapies to treat women's cancers.

It's a partnership that Etheridge, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, calls "a dream come true."

"I have been searching for an organization to lend my name and insight with the same beliefs, outlook and treatment practices to combat women's cancers as I do," Etheridge said in a statement. "I look forward to helping NFF achieve their goals."

Added Noreen Fraser, President & CEO of the Noreen Fraser Foundation: "We are very excited to have such a passionate cancer advocate and humanitarian join our board. The Foundation will benefit greatly from Ms. Etheridge's insight and experience – we look forward to working together to help women everywhere."
– Kristin Boehm

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