I’m looking forward to watching the original movie Living Proof that premieres tonight, October 18, 2008, on the Lifetime Channel at 9:00 p.m. EST. This movie is important for anybody who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, a breast cancer survivor or knows of anyone who has/had breast cancer.
October is breast cancer awareness month and the Lifetime channel is doing its part by not only bringing Living Proof to television, but making a commitment to fight breast cancer.
“Living Proof” is the true story of oncologist and researcher Dr. Dennis Slamon, the UCLA doctor who helped develop the breast cancer drug Herceptin, and his effort to keep the drug trials afloat. His inspiring journey shows the sacrifices he makes in his personal life and the obstacles that he faces to get the drug approved. Thousands of lives have been saved because of his dedication. (Based on Robert Bazell’s book “Her-2.”) Renée Zellweger, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, and screenwriter Vivienne Radkoff are the executive producers.
Go to MyLifetime.com to read a description of each character and a bio of the actor. The all-star cast and characters in Living Proof are:
- Harry Connick Jr. – Dr. Dennis Slamon
- Bernadette Peters – Barbara
- Amanda Bynes – Jaime
- Amy Madigan – Fran Visco
- Angie Harmon – Lilly Tartikoff
- Swoosie Kurtz – Elizabeth
- Tammy Blanchard – Nicole
- Jennifer Coolidge – Tish
- John Benjamin Hickey – Blake
- Paula Cale Lisbe – Donna Slamon
- Regina King – Ellie
- Trudie Styler – Tina