Sheryl Crow Opens State-of-the-Art Breast Cancer Center

Celebrity Body Aug. 24, 2010 AT 12:59PM
Sheryl Crow Opens State-of-the-Art Breast Cancer Center Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Sheryl Crow is reaching out to fellow breast cancer survivors in a major way.

Tuesday marked the grand opening in Los Angeles of the Sheryl Crow Imaging Center, which features state-of-the-art digital screening and diagnostic technologies for the detection of breast cancer, a press release confirmed.

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The brand-new facility is part of the Pink Lotus Breast Center, the country's first complex dedicated exclusively to the prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Now 48, Crow herself battled breast cancer in 2006 after a routine mammogram; Dr. Kristi Funk, founder of the Pink Lotus Breast Center, performed surgery on the singer.

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"Joining forces with the Pink Lotus Breast Center has provided me with a wonderful platform to create awareness and encourage the millions of American women over 40 to get their annual mammogram," Crow said in a statement.

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"Detecting breast cancer early is a woman's best chance at survival, and digital full-field mammography is the gold standard of early detection."

Cancer-free since her surgery and radiation therapy, Crow is now a single mom to two adopted sons: Wyatt, 3, and Levi, nearly 4 months.

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