by MPD
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Ya’ll, Barbra Streisand knows what’s up! Proving she has a good heart (I’m punny), the infamous singer/actress/director recently donated $5 million to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to endow a cardiovascular research and education program.

The Barbra Streisand Women’s Cardiovascular Research Education Program will conduct trials on new drugs for women, try to identify the role of gender in heart disease, and work on other ways of reducing risks. Babs said: “Women need to be educated about female cardiovascular disease, and the medical community must be propelled toward change.”

Dr. Eduardo Marban, who directs the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, revealed that even though most research on heart disease revolves around men, cardiovascular disease is actually the nation’s leading killer of women – responsible for nearly 500,000 deaths a year. Yikes!

Oh, this might be an awesome time to interject that vegetarianism is not only super green, but also super heart friendly…I’m just sayin’. Anyway, thanks Babs for donating some of that cash to such a good-hearted deed.

  • Chris

    Streisand stated that part of the motivation for her 2006-2007 Tour was to raise money for causes she cared about. Of course, critics took aim at the high prices – but to date, Streisand has donated $16 million from that tour to charity and I’m sure there will be more to come. At least Streisand puts her money where her mouth is and tries to do some real good. A truly classy lady with a God-given voice.

  • Matt

    Good for Barbra. She’s been in Show Biz for over 40 years and shows that she’s a class act. She stated in the opening remarks of her concert, in every city she performed at, that she wanted to raise money for “good causes”. And even though she gets lambasted by the Right for being a liberal, this is a great example of her walking-the-walk and doing what she said she’d do.

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