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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Beckstrand Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for cancer patients and their families, today announced that Emmy-nominated actress and humanitarian, Eva La Rue, will serve as its National Spokesperson. The announcement coincides with the Foundation’s launch of a nationwide scholarship program aimed at college-bound teens who currently have cancer or who have survived childhood cancer. CSI: Miami'sEva La Rue addresses a sold out crowd at The Diamond & Pearl Ball 2010 in Newport Beach, Calif. on Oct. 16 after being announced as Beckstrand Cancer Foundation's National Spokesperson. Ms. La Rue shared how her own family has been touched by cancer and how personal loss has motivated her involvement in cancer-related causes and subsequent partnership with Beckstrand Cancer Foundation, an announcement that coincides with the Foundation's launch of a national scholarship program. (Photo: Business Wire)

Now in its thirty-sixth year, Beckstrand Cancer Foundation has provided the Southern California cancer community with patient advocacy and financial assistance programs to support individuals and families with cancer as they undergo chemotherapy and radiation. The aid has enabled patients to continue treatment uninterrupted by helping with day-to-day expenses such as rent/mortgage, food, utilities, transportation, medical insurance and copayments. The Foundation’s pediatric-focused programs have provided behavioral counseling, support with school reintegration, art therapy, and special gifts during the holidays. The addition of the Andi Collins Memorial Scholarship Program will provide tuition awards to qualified students nationwide who exhibit both scholastic achievement and financial need. Best known as the vivacious and brilliant Natalia Boa Vista, a DNA Lab Specialist turned CSI on “CSI: Miami,” and her long-running portrayal of Dr. Maria Santos on the ABC daytime drama “All My Children,” Eva La Rue has been active for years in her support of cancer-affiliated causes which impact the well-being of women and children. The cause is near and dear to her heart; both her grandmother and great-grandmother were lost to cancer
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