I just read that Reese Witherspoon joined the Army of Women!
I rushed to make a positive comment on Dr. Susan Love’s post. As I was scrolling through the comments, however, I noticed some women were not feeling as positive as I was. Some thought having a celebrity “jump on the bandwagon” makes Army of Women less credible; some thought it was a shame that a celebrity was considered more important than the rest of us who have signed up for AOW.
I had to give this some thought. After all, during one of my “angry moments,” I ripped on celebrities with breast cancer.
In the end, however, I admit that I’m pleased Army of Women has this opportunity to “show off” Reese Witherspoon as a member. After all, Reese is a woman, just like I am. I’m willing to bet that she knows someone with breast cancer; perhaps she has also lost a loved one to breast cancer. (And I feel I can say with certainty that Dr. Love did not mean to imply that Reese Witherspoon was more important than anyone else!)
Celebrities can do good things for good causes. Just look at how Michael J. Fox has brought Parkinson’s into the spotlight. This is just one example; I’m sure you can think of many other causes that may have gone unrecognized before have been noticed and given support because of a celebrity.
So welcome, Reese, to Army of Women! I’m glad you are number 278,027!
Have you joined Army of Women yet?
If you have, look at Michael J. Fox’s website. You can also become involved in the fight against Parkinson’s, and join TeamFox.
Are there other celebrity websites that you like to visit because they help a good cause? Let us know! I’d love to check them out.