DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES stars James Denton and Ricardo Chavira are joining forces to increase breast cancer awareness.

Chavira, 33, felt particularly drawn to the cause because he lost his mother to breast and ovarian cancer when he was just 15 years old.

He says, "I'm working with Susan G Komen (Breast Cancer Foundation). They work with Lee jeans for Lee National Denim Day and myself and James Denton are co-spokespeople for this year so we're trying to get money together for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

"The reason I did it is because I'm slowly losing all the memories of my mother. I can't remember just simple things about what we did or anything. And if I don't remember those things how can I share that with my son?"

14/07/2005 09:09