Singer/actress Barbra Streisand discovered in 2007 that the main killer of women in the US is not obesity or diabetes but heart disease. So she got in touch with the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA and decided that she was going to raise about $20 million for research into medications that would put a stop to the killer disease through the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center.
Using her vast personal fortune and her public persona, she has succeeded not just in meeting her goal but in surpassing it. She first put in $10 million of her own and then went on to raise a further $12 million, bringing the grand total to over $22 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter!
She convinced her rich friends including Bill Clinton, Ralph Lauren, Micheal Bloomberg and Diane von Furstenberg to dig deep into their hearts and deeper into their bank accounts to achieve her astounding goal.
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