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Normani Kordei named American cancer society global ambassador

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Fifth Harmony star Normani Kordei has been named a global ambassador for the American Society.

The singer has partnered with charity bosses to raise awareness about breast screenings and HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines.

The 20-year-old singer said the organisation's work is something she can really relate to, reported Contactmusic.

"I remember seeing my father shaving my mother's head in the bathroom after her chemo treatments; it was so traumatising," she recalled of her own mum's battle with breast several years ago.

"My mum is my hero, and I wouldn't be the woman I am today without her. I am so committed to this fight. I love the work the American Cancer Society does and being a global ambassador provides me an amazing platform to share my experience and story while growing up, support my grandfather who is currently undergoing treatment for prostate cancer, and honour the legacy of my Uncle Norman, whom I am named after and never met, having passed from lung cancer at the age of 33.

"Cancer has touched my life and the lives of those I love, and now I'm ready to help all that I can in the fight.

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First Published: Sun, February 26 2017. 08:57 IST