Celeb Moms Who Give Back to Health

Angelina Jolie

There are many reasons why Angelina Jolie made this list — and one isn’t because she’s married to Brad Pitt. On top of being an A-list actor, filmmaker and mother to six children, she is a major advocate for dozens of charitable organizations. Jolie also underwent a double mastectomy (removal of both breasts) in 2013 after learning that she had the BRCA1 gene, which increases the risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Both Jolie’s mother and grandmother died of ovarian cancer. In an effort to be as proactive as possible, she also had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed.

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May 7, 2015

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May 8, 2015