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The Big Bang Theory Cast Does a Skin Cancer PSA for a Young Fan

by kelly / August, 3 2016 01:30

Recently the cast of The Big Bang Theory came together and filmed a public service announcement (PSA) to raise awareness of adolescent skin cancer. It's a heartbreaking but inspiring story about how and why the cast got involved.

Adolescent melanoma is unfortunately the no. 2 cancer among young people. Sadly this cancer affected teen Claire Marie Wagonhurst. Claire eventually passed away at age 17 but throughout her treatment she watched The Big Bang Theory, her favorite show.

Following her passing, Claire's mom started the Claire Marie Foundation in her honor. The goal of the foundation is to raise awareness of adolescent melanoma and to encourage parents to start screening their children for skin cancer.

The cast of The Big Bang Theory learned about Claire's struggle and story and decided to come together to support this worthy cause and her foundation.

Thanks to the PSA, awareness grew significantly. According to an interview Claire's mom conducted with The Independent she said:

“I’ve been getting responses from New Zealand and Australia and the U.S. — it’s wonderful in terms of launching a global campaign,”

I'm happy that so much good is coming from Claire’s life and that her story can help thousands of others. I also want to give a special shout out to the cast of The Big Bang Theory for supporting this cause. Let's all be better about examining our skin and smarter about taking care of our skin in the sun.

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