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Bradley Cooper Encourages Fans to Register as Bone Marrow Donors to Save Man's Life | Bradley Cooper

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Bradley Cooper Encourages Fans to Register as Bone Marrow Donors to Save Man's Life

Originally posted 07/03/2015 09:25AM

Having a support system that includes Hollywood superstar Bradley Cooper is all Anthony Daniels could ask for in his battle against cancer.

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Kristy McNichol Steps Back into the Spotlight – in a College Choir!

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Kristy McNichol Steps Back into the Spotlight – in a College Choir!

Originally posted 06/25/2015 02:00PM

More than two decades have passed since Kristy McNichol, who starred in Family and Empty Nest, stepped away from her life as one of the biggest child stars of her day in the hopes of leading a quiet life of her own design.

Although she rarely gives interviews, she spoke to PEOPLE this week about her passion for singing in the Los Angeles Valley Community College choir and her support for the Los Angeles Valley College Foundation. "Music can make such a difference," McNichol says. "It has in my life, and I've seen how it transforms others."

"I enrolled in the Los Angeles Valley College Music program four years ago because I wanted to sing in choir," says McNichol, 51. "I always liked singing. When people come together to sing, it's very relaxing and spiritual and healing. So I kept coming back."

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Kristin Davis Visits South Sudanese Refugees: 'I Couldn't Believe How Many Children There Were' | Kristin Davis

Kristin Davis Visits South Sudanese Refugees: 'I Couldn't Believe How Many Children There Were'

Originally posted 06/18/2015 07:15PM

In early June, Kristin Davis returned to Africa – she'd been there before to visit refugee camps with the U.N., but what she saw still shocked and saddened her.

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Jimmy Kimmel: The Fight Against Kids' Cancer Is No Laughing Matter | Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel: The Fight Against Kids' Cancer Is No Laughing Matter

Originally posted 06/11/2015 11:00AM

Jimmy Kimmel is known for bringing laughs to late night, but he's also used his comedic talents to bring levity to a charity event that means a lot to him.

The talk show host, 47, has been attending the L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade Culinary Cookout for the past five years, and he's also taken a turn as the fundraiser's emcee.

"I've had many relatives die of cancer," says Kimmel of his connection to Alex's Lemonade Stand, which helps raise money for childhood cancer research, "but it's really more about the possibility of that happening, and looking at being a parent and seeing these people who decided that instead of being devastated by [the loss of their daughter to cancer] – which of course they were – they were going to do something to help others in memory of their daughter."

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Scorpion Star Robert Patrick Is Committed to His Country

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Scorpion Star Robert Patrick Is Committed to His Country

Originally posted 05/07/2015 05:20PM

Robert Patrick has always been a patriot.

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Jonny Lee Miller: How Running 50 Miles Can Save a Child's Life

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Jonny Lee Miller: How Running 50 Miles Can Save a Child's Life

Originally posted 04/30/2015 08:30PM

Jonny Lee Miller is racing to find a cure for Sanfilippo Syndrome.

On Saturday, the Elementary star will wake up in darkness and begin a 50-mile run through Bear Mountain, New York, on behalf of Jonah's Just Begun, a non-profit formed by one of Elementary's crew members whose child was diagnosed with Sanfilippo.

Miller's goal is to raise funds and awareness for the ultra rare disease, which can cause brain damage, bone deformities and organ failure, and often dramatically shortens the lives of children – many of whom don't live beyond their teenage years.

"There's not enough being done for these kids right now," Miller, 42, tells PEOPLE.

So he runs with an incredibly powerful motivator: "They're little kids, and they're families, and what's more important than that?"

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Kate Walsh Hopes to Make a 'Profound' Impact by Helping Children with Facial Deformities

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Kate Walsh Hopes to Make a 'Profound' Impact by Helping Children with Facial Deformities

Originally posted 04/30/2015 07:05AM

Kate Walsh is the first to admit that plastic surgeons aren't always portrayed accurately.

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Why I Care: Disney Channel Star G Hannelius on Making a Difference with Art

Why I Care: Disney Channel Star G Hannelius on Making a Difference with Art

Originally posted 04/09/2015 10:20PM

G Hannelius is not your typical 16-year old. For starters, she's the star of the hit Disney Channel show Dog with a Blog. But it's what she does when the camera stops rolling that really sets the young actress apart.

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Luke Perry Discusses His Crusade Against Cancer

Luke Perry Discusses His Crusade Against Cancer

Originally posted 04/09/2015 07:15AM

For Luke Perry, the fight against colorectal cancer hits close to home.

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Jane the Virgin's Justin Baldoni Creates a Carnival for the Homeless

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Jane the Virgin's Justin Baldoni Creates a Carnival for the Homeless

Originally posted 04/02/2015 10:40AM

Most people spend their birthdays indulging themselves, but Justin Baldoni has spent his last six birthdays giving back to the homeless instead.

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