Actress Receives Cancer Research Foundation Dedication

by: cancercompass

One year after her death, Farrah Fawcett's loved ones dedicated a cancer research foundation in her name - The Farrah Fawcett Foundation.

The Charlie's Angel star lost her battle with anal cancer on June 25, 2009. And last month, her close friends Alana Stewart, Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal and son Redmond O'Neal paid tribute to her at the opening of the foundation's headquarters in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The foundation will focus on providing funding for alternative cancer treatment research for anal and pediatric cancers.

Before her death, Fawcett also documented her battle with cancer in a series called Farrah's Story, which aired on NBC a month before she passed.

Stewart, who stood by her side through nearly all of Fawcett's treatment, was the show's producer and primary cameraperson.

“There were things that I thought were too invasive to film,” Stewart told MSNBC. “But Farrah said, ‘Film it. This is what cancer is.’”

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