by Alyssa Toomey
Tue., Mar. 12, 2013
After surviving breast cancer and overcoming infertility, Giuliana Rancic never forgets to give back.
The E! News anchor is once again partnering with nonprofit Bright Pink for a new initiative, Fab-U-Wish™, which provides women undergoing treatment for breast and ovarian cancer with an opportunity to spend a day feeling “fabulous” by living out one of their dreams.
Rancic publicly battled breast cancer in 2011 and, during that difficult time, she recalls how receiving the VIP treatment at work made her feel “special and feminine” after having a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. She also became close with Bright Pink Founder and CEO Lindsay Avner, whom she turned to for support.
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Realizing that a little bit of beauty could brighten her day during the most difficult of times, the married mom teamed up with Avner to launch Fab-U-Wish™, with hopes of providing other women an opportunity for their own “fab therapy.”
“I’m grateful to be where I am today—a new mother, feeling strong and healthy and in a position to help other women now going through what I did,” Giuliana said in a statement. “Along with my friend Lindsay Avner and the team at Bright Pink, I hope to pay it forward and become a ‘fairy godmother’ to other women by establishing Fab-U-Wish™. I sure know firsthand that a little bit of fabulous can go a long way to keep you feeling bright during some of the darkest days.”
Fabuwish, Giulina Rancic Courtesy of E!
“Giuliana has such an incredible heart and we’re so thrilled to partner with her to make Fab-U-Wish™ a reality,” Avner added. “Giuliana has been one of Bright Pink’s biggest supporters over the past few years, and we couldn’t be more excited to help her share some brightness and make some ‘fab’ wishes come true for young women undergoing treatment for breast or ovarian cancer.”