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Melissa Etheridge Says Breast Cancer Led To Environmental Awareness

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etheridge.jpgWhen Melissa Etheridge was approached to provide music for An Inconvenient Truth, the environmental doc narrated by Al Gore, she jumped at the chance to contribute.

“This was a very special opportunity for me. I had just been through my own special awakening, after being diagnosed with breast cancer. After that, when my perspective and my life had changed, I realized that I am not on an island.”

The music star was diagnosed with the disease in 2004 and after a successful battle (she’s now in remission) she decided that it was time to give more of herself to the world. Environmental awareness was one way she thought she might make a difference.

On Gore’s film, “”I just wanted to present something that after you realized the film was over and leaving the theater you say, ‘Okay. Now I need to do something.’ I think the change that Al Gore is going to make in this world, with this project and in the future is as great as any he could have made as President. “

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