Val Skinner Foundation

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union

In 2007, one of television and film star Gabrielle Union’s closest girlfriends was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer. In support of her friend, Union began actively fundraising for the cause and found a passion for helping make sure others battling the disease had access to health care, support groups, counseling and whatever they needed. Aware of her passion, Susan G. Komen for the Cure invited Union to be an ambassador for the organization’s Circle of Promise program. A talented television and film actress, Union has garnered an impressive resume since her television debut in 1981. Her list of television shows includes roles on “City of Angels” and “Night Stalker,” recurring roles on shows such as “Sister, Sister” and “7th Heaven” and guest starring roles on shows including “ER,” “Ugly Betty.” She was also seen in HBO’s award-winning “Something the Lord Made.” She most recently starred in the NBC drama “LIFE.”

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