Two-time Emmy®-award winning actress Kathy Joosten will inspire us! You may know her best as Karen McCluskey on Desperate Housewives, and in The West Wing as Dolores Landingham. In real life, Kathy is a two-time lung cancer survivor and an avid lung cancer advocate. In this final season of Desperate Housewives, Karen McCluskey will battle lung cancer on the show. Join me as we discuss Kathy’s experiences and survivorship.
“I feel that I am the only outspoken lung cancer patient in Hollywood, and I want to do my part to raise awareness and speak up for others with this devastating disease. I’m sharing my story to prompt others including those in the public eye to do the same, in an effort to decrease stigma around this disease. Lung cancer can affect anyone, smokers and non-smokers; young and old. It’s time for our voices to be heard.” ~Kathy Joosten