After being diagnosed with endometrial cancer last year, and after undergoing successful treatment, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer decided to use her experiences to raise awareness.
Making good on that promise, Grammer participated in the National Race To End Women's Cancer, in Washington, D.C. It has raised more than $464,000.
"I decided to participate in the walk/run event in Washington, D.C. at the last minute,” Grammer told RadarOnline.com exclusively. “It was an amazing opportunity, and I was honored to be able to participate.
I feel that it's very important to raise awareness for women's cancers...breast cancer gets so much of the attention, and it should....but there are others such as ovarian, which my mother has been battling for over 20 years that need as much attention,” she added.
Fortunately, the reality starlet didn’t have to go through treatment alone. She found solace in her cast mates, who also supported the race in which she particapted.
“The support I have gotten from my Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-stars is just amazing,” Grammer said. “Eileen Davidson donated $500 in honor of her sister. Lisa Vanderpump and Yolanda Foster both posted about it on social media, which was so kind of them."
Davidson's sister, Connie, died earlier this year, after a seven-year battle with breast cancer.
Grammer's team, Camille's Crusaders, has raised $15,000, and is still accepting donations, which are tax deductible.
"Any amount that anyone can give goes straight to the charity, and every dollar goes into vital research for women's cancers. If I can help just one person battling cancer or raise money to find a cure, well that is everything," Grammer added.