Barbra Streisand Donates $5 Million To Health Program

Other News Materials 17 April 2008 07:43 (UTC +04:00)

( CM ) - BARBRA STREISAND has stunned staff at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center by donating $5 million (GBP2.5 million) to a new health program.

The singer has launched the Barbra Streisand Women's Cardiovascular Research and Education Program, which will fund research and education at the famous hospital.

Streisand says, "Women need to be educated about female cardiovascular disease, and the medical community must be propelled toward change.

"Just like with breast cancer, the impetus must come from women themselves, striving to become empowered to reduce their risks for heart disease."