Celebrity Moms Give Back

They're using their fame and red-carpet status to help promote causes that matter.

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Halle Berry

Halle Berry
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As a diabetic herself, Oscar winner and mom of Nahla, 3, Berry has a personal connection to the work of Diabetes Aware, which helps those with the disease manage it.

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Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts
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Oscar winner and mother of three, Roberts supports Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, for children suffering from cancer, sickle cell anemia, HIV/AIDS, and other diseases.

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Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum
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Supermodel and mother of four, Klum assists the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, providing HIV prevention and treatment for women, children, and families.

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Courteney Cox

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The Cougar Town star and mom of Coco, 6, is an advocate for OmniPeace, an L.A.-based fashion brand. It donates profits to promoting peace, human rights, and education, and to ending poverty in Africa.

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Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate
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After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, Applegate created Right Action for Women, a foundation that educates women about breast cancer and provides aid to those who can't afford insurance to cover screenings.

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Marcia Cross

Marcia Cross
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She plays a desperate housewife on TV, but she's also joined forces with Feeding America, which distributes food through a nationwide network of food providers and seeks to increase public awareness about the issue of hunger in America.

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Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez
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Lopez created The Maribel Foundation, funding telemedicine clinics connecting children in underprivileged communities with top pediatric specialists.

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Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon
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Oscar winner and mother of two, Witherspoon serves as honorary chairperson of the Avon Foundation, a nonprofit that tackles breast cancer and domestic violence.

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Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner
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This star lends a hand to Milk + Bookies, where children select, purchase, and inscribe books that are donated to peers who don't have books. Garner has two daughters, Violet, 5, and Seraphina, 2.

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Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl
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When Heigl was a kid her older brother died in a car accident and her family donated his organs. Heigl now works with Donate Life America to inspire people to sign up to be organ donors.

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Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys
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The singer and new mom is a cofounder and global ambassador for Keep a Child Alive. The organization provides treatment and support to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.

Originally published in the May 2011 issue of Parents magazine.

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