Actress Angelina Jolie, who underwent double mastectomy earlier this year, has lent support a new cancer charity – Marcheline Debra and Raleigh Foundation, set up by her family.
The organization will be named after her mother Marcheline, aunt and uncle, who all died of cancer, relieved her uncle Ron Martin.
“Angelina’s father Jon Voight will be involved; her brother James (Haven) will be on board. Angelina will help. She and (fiance) Brad Pitt are humanitarians. It is something soclose to home.”
The actress’ family is proud of the way she uses her celebrity status to do humanitarian work and raise awareness of good causes. They believe that her mother would have been particularly proud of her daughter, following her receipt of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the recent Governors Awards.
“I hope Angelina inspires with the message she gives. It means a lot to her to be acknowledged. She speaks from the heart,” said Jolie’s Cousin Francis Bertrand.