Motion Picture and television actress Rose McGowan, perhaps best known for her roles on TV’s long-running, Charmed, and the 2011 motion picture, Conan the Barbarian, among others, is taking a lead role in a profound real life drama. In 2009, she lost her father, artist Daniel McGowan, to Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF), an incurable lung disease that has no cure and no FDA-approved treatments, and which kills more than 40,000 Americans each year…as many as breast cancer. She’s now taking a lead role to build awareness to fight the disease and working with the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF).
On Friday, December 16th, McGowan posted a message about her work with the CPF and the need for increased awareness for PF on her Facebook page. The post will be live at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time at http://www.facebook.com/RoseMcGowan.
As CPF’s Ambassador and Chair of The Daughters of PF campaign, a new program of the CPF, a 501C3 non-profit foundation, McGowan plans to help generate wide public awareness about PF, which has thus far been little known to the broad U.S. public. In so doing, she intends to use her celebrity to shine a spotlight on PF, much as other prominent individuals have done for diseases such as AIDS, breast cancer, Parkinson’s, and others.
I have updated the gallery with photos from a handful of events that Rose McGowan attended this past November, which we did not have the chance of adding earlier. Apologies for the delay! Namely, photos have been uploaded from GQ‘s 2011 “Men of the Year” Party, the Time Warner Cable Signature Home Celebrity Event, the 2011 Hollywood Style Awards and the 2011 MOCA Gala.
My favorite look was the vibrant turquoise Hervé L. Leroux gown that Rose rocked at the 2011 Museum of Contemporary Art Gala. She accessorized with emerald-green Vhernier earrings, a matching ring and an onyx gold bracelet also by Vhernier. Black Gucci Leight python and suede T-strap platform sandals, bouncing curls, smoky eyes and a shimmering nude lip colour completed Rose’s gorgeous look. One of my favorites of the year, without a doubt!
– Public Events: GQ’s 2011 “Men of the Year” Party
– Public Events: Time Warner Cable Signature Home Celebrity Event
– Public Events: 2011 Hollywood Style Awards
– Public Events: 2011 MOCA Gala
The gorgeous Miss McGowan attended the 2011 UNICEF Ball in Beverly Hills, California on Thursday, December 8. Rose wore a stunning Dolce & Gabbana demi-couture floral gown for the event, which she teamed with Baccarat jewels and a Judith Leiber bag. Such a beautiful look! 26 high quality photos have been uploaded in the gallery for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
– Public Events: 2011 UNICEF Ball
Actress and gay rights activist Rose McGowan is still glowing over the announcement that the U.S. military policy “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” – put into place by the Clinton administration in 1993 – was repealed in July, allowing openly homosexual men and women to serve in the armed forces.
“It’s amazing, and I think primarily how it’s been reacted [to] within the troops has been more inspirational than anything,” she told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column at amfAR’s Inspiration Gala Los Angeles to benefit the Foundation’s AIDS research programs. “My brother flies F16’s in the Air Force, and for him, it’s been a non-issue this entire time, and for most military people I know it’s the same. It’s us out here in the public that has a problem with it, which I think is a pity. Just like anything, it’s new and uncomfortable for them at first, and then it’s normal.”
Designer Kenneth Cole has created a new interpretation of the red ribbon, which has become a symbol for the 30-year battle against HIV/AIDS. Singers Ke$ha, Estelle, Cyndi Lauper, Skylar Grey and the actors Sarah Jessica Parker, Rose McGowan and Cheyenne Jackson have come together to show their support for AIDS awareness.
The stars will discuss in the PSA where and when they will be wearing their Cole-designed ribbons.
The red ribbon is now on sale for $5 at Kenneth Cole and Bloomingdale‘s stores, as well as on their websites. It can also be found at Gilt Groupe sites and House of Fraser stores in the UK.
Proceeds from the sale will be split amongst Awearness, The Kenneth Cole Foundation, MTV Staying Alive Foundation and amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.
Source: Digital Spy