Raising Awareness For Breast Cancer
In May 2013, Jolie announced that she’d undergone a double mastectomy. In addition to that, she also had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. Jolie hadn’t been diagnosed with cancer, but she did undergo testing that showed she had inherited a mutated BRCA1 gene. Jolie had already lost her mother and grandmother to cancer, so she knew she had to reduce her risk of succumbing to the disease with this extensive preventative procedure. This experience gave Jolie yet another cause to raise awareness and fight for. She dedicated herself to using her platform as a star to bring more awareness to breast cancer and donated significant money to help experts research the disease.