Charity brings back time-honored tradition of capturing celebrity in photograph with 2009 Christmas Seal
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association has brought back a time-honored tradition this year by capturing the Christmas Seals Celebrity Chairperson in a photograph with the 2009 Christmas Seal. This year's chairperson, S. Epatha Merkerson, joins a long and distinguished list of celebrities and entertainers who have served as Chairpersons of the Christmas Seals Campaign, including Bob Hope, Jacqueline Kennedy, the Smothers Brothers and Cybill Shepherd.
S. Epatha Merkerson is an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award winner, and has won critical acclaim for her brilliant work in theatre, television and film, but is probably best known for her role as Lt. Anita Van Buren on "Law & Order." Having been a smoker for 23 years and an ex-smoker for 15 years, she is a passionate advocate for lung health.
"The mission of the American Lung Association is very important to me and I'm happy to help raise awareness of the vital work they do by lending my support to the Christmas Seals Campaign," said Ms. Merkerson, who participated in a photo shoot and will also be doing a series of radio interviews on behalf of the charity on Friday, October 16.
Ms. Merkerson was photographed with the 2009 Christmas Seal in New York on September 30, 2009, by Mark Abrahams, one of the leading fashion and entertainment photographers in the world today. Mr. Abrahams, who donated his services to the Lung Association, is a contributor and cover photographer for magazines such as InStyle, GQ, Marie Claire, and German Vogue.
The American Lung Association will send Christmas Seals - decorative stamps used to decorate holiday cards and pa
|SOURCE American Lung Association|
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