Los Angeles, CA — It truly is the season for giving, and to honor that
tradition, a fan of the popular show The L Word has donated $1 million to
the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation in the name of some the show's most
prolific stars. Actress Erin Daniels who portrays a gay breast cancer victim
on the series inspired the anonymous donation.
The L Word, which is set mostly in the trendy world of Los Angeles, centers
around the lives of a group of lesbian friends and was developed after the
overwhelming success of the Showtime drama Queer as Folk. Slated for it's
fifth season to begin in 2008, the show stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine
Moennig, Pam Grier and Leisha Hailey.
Daniels played Dana Fairbanks, Hailey's lover on the show, who discovered
she had breast cancer in season three and eventually died of heart failure.
The generous donor recognized the realism and truth the actress brought to
the breast cancer story line and made the largest private donation to the
The $1 million gift will be used to establish The Erin Daniels and Leisha
Hailey Fund for Breast Cancer and all donations will be given to the Love
"There are very few times in a woman's life where she feels she's been lucky
enough to be part of something that will change lives," Daniels said in a
press release. "This is one of those times. I am overwhelmed that my
portrayal of Dana's story has inspired such an act of kindness and
generosity, and elated to be part of it. I am thankful that so many women
will be given hope due to Dr. Love's program."
In addition to that generosity, the anonymous donor intends to match dollar
for dollar every donation made to the fund, which supports research aimed to
end breast cancer in our lifetime.
"It is an honor that our breast cancer story line touched someone in such a
tremendous way that she so generously gave to such a tragic illness, Hailey
told the Advocate.
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