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Ellen DeGeneres Helps Terminally Ill Comedian Land HBO Special

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Talk show hosts often do kind things for their viewers. Sure, people get worked up when Oprah gives away cars, but what about something that really matters? Ellen DeGeneres is one celebrity noted for her charity work. She’s even won awards for her charitable efforts.

DeGeneres learned about an organization called “The Gentle Barn”, a home and hospital for animals that have been abused. Along with actors Ben Affleck, DeGeneres launched the”Small Change Campaign” to benefit Feeding America. Ellen also supported the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund through the American Red Cross. Further more, there’s “Ellen for the Cure” campaign and supports Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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