"List of a Lifetime" to Be Center of Lifetime's "Stop Breast Cancer for Life" Campaign
Starring Kelly Hu, Sylvia Kwan, Patricia Velasquez and Shannen Doherty
(L to R) Sylvia Kwan stars as Talia and Kelly Hu stars as Brenda Lee
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As part of Lifetime's commitment to women's causes, Lifetime acquires the moving feature film, List of a Lifetime, as the centerpiece of the network's annual Stop Breast Cancer for Life public affairs initiative. Debuting October 9 at 8pm ET/PT during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the movie is headlined by Kelly Hu (Finding Ohana) whose own mother, grandmother and aunt had breast cancer, Sylvia Kwan (Grey's Anatomy), Patricia Velasquez (Arrested Development), Jane Sibbett (Friends) and metastatic breast cancer thriver, Shannen Doherty.
Doherty also directed special content as part of Lifetime's Stop Breast Cancer for Life Campaign, in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The special content features Doherty and her co-stars Kelly Hu, Sylvia Kwan and Patricia Velasquez and will air throughout October on Lifetime and LMN and extended off channel through local distributor partnerships. The content will also be shared on Lifetime's social media platforms and on Mylifetime.com.
When Brenda Lee (Hu) is diagnosed with breast cancer, she's prompted to look for the daughter she gave up for adoption decades ago. After finding Talia (Kwan) and sharing her devasting news, Talia convinces Brenda to make a bucket list of everything she wants to do, promising to help her complete everything on the list. While keeping Brenda a secret from her adoptive parents Diana (Doherty) and Marty (Jamie Kahler, How I Met Your Mother), Talia grows closer to the mother she never knew. Meanwhile, Brenda discovers a meaningful relationship with Talia she didn't know she needed, and a reason to fight for her life.
Velasquez stars as Brenda's best friend, Meg while Sibbett stars as Brenda's oncologist, Dr. Elizabeth Boyer. Jim Klock (Underground Railroad) also appears in the film as Brenda's supervisor, Kevin and Chad Lindberg (The Fast and the Furious) plays Brenda's boyfriend, Mike.
List of a Lifetime also falls under Lifetime's Broader Focus initiative which champions women in key production roles. The movie is produced by Ninth House Films and MarVista Entertainment and is directed by Roxy Shih and written by Jessica Landry. Producers for The Ninth House are Autumn Federici and Jake Helgren while Marianne C. Wunch, Hannah Pillemer and Fernando Szew executive produce for MarVista Entertainment. The film also included a diverse predominately female crew with Daphne Wu as the director of photography, Hanuel Kim as the gaffer and many others.
In 2021, breast cancer became the most common cancer globally, accounting for 12% of all new cancer cases worldwide according to the World Health Organization. Breast cancer is also the number one most diagnosed cancer for women. One in eight women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Every fourteen seconds, somewhere in the world, a woman in diagnosed with breast cancer. Every two minutes, a woman in the US is diagnosed with breast cancer and over 40,000 Americans die from breast cancer each year. But thanks to research, there are over 3.8 million survivors. Research is the reason millions of women are not just surviving from breast cancer, but now also thriving.
Long at the forefront in the ongoing effort to end breast cancer for more than 25 years, Lifetime's Stop Breast Cancer for Life initiative has been dedicated to offering women the most up-to-date, comprehensive information about the disease. Reaching women and families through continued support from Lifetime's distribution partners, advertising sponsors and leading non-profit organizations, Lifetime has been a leading advocate for women and for the fight against breast cancer.
Source Lifetime (US)
August 4, 2021 8:00am ET by Pressparty