Rihanna's Cancer Appeal
R&B star joins forces with marrow donor centre
R&B superstar Rihanna has joined forces with DKMS - the world's largest non-profit marrow donor centre to persuade more people to help saves lives.
The star wants her own children's charity Believe to work closer with DKMS to prevent fatal illnesses ripping families apart.
The Umbrella singer launched an appeal for a bone marrow donor, after being touched by the story of Leukemia sufferer Lisa Gershowitz Flynn, a mother of two from New York who has been fighting the cancer for two years.
Rihanna told the People.com, "When I heard about Lisas plight, my heart broke. I said, I need to get the word out about Lisa right away."
Speaking about her charity working alongside DKMS, Rihanna said "My own charity, Believe, works specifically with children in need. Children need their mothers more than anything else in the world. Lisa has two children. My charity will continue to work with DKMS, because in finding a way to save Lisas life, we will in turn be saving her childrens lives."
Rihanna's efforts are appreciated by Lisa Gershowitz Flynn who said "For Rihanna to even be thinking about helping others and putting herself out there when she is so busy with her career is tremendous."