by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Causes, People
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If you’re a fan of Denise Richards and want to meet her and help support a cause near and dear to her heart, then you’re in luck!

The 40-year-old actress took to her blog Tuesday offering a chance for one lucky fan to win a date with her and help support the fight against kidney cancer.

She has partnered with the Kidney Cancer Association creating a contest promoting awareness about the disease. Anyone can enter for an opportunity to have lunch with Richards in Hollywood by submitting a video about how cancer has affected them. The winner will not only get to know Richards, but also help start a conversation about prevention and warning signs for the disease.

Kidney cancer hits close to home for Richards ever since her mom Joni passed away from it in 2007 after a three-and-a-half year battle.

“There is not a day that goes by since my mother’s passing from kidney cancer that I don’t think of her. I try my best to honor her memory by telling my children stories about what a wonderful woman and mother she was to me,” the actress said.

This is another way for her to honor her mother and others who’ve passed away and continue to battle against cancer.

She also designed an “Eloise pump” with ShoeDazzle where 100 percent of the proceeds are donated to the KCA. The sparkly, pink high heel is named after Richards’ daughter Eloise, who she adopted last June. She also has two daughters with ex-husband Charlie Sheen.

If you want help spread awareness and meet Richards, then be sure to enter the contest!

About Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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